Current Status Bill Number:
5215Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980602Primary Sponsor: GambleAll Sponsors: GambleDrafted Document Number: dka\3026mm.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980602Subject: Carl B. Stokes, Resolutions
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THANKING CARL B. STOKES, DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SAFETY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, FOR HIS MORE THAN FORTY-THREE YEARS OF LAUDABLE LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND EXTENDING BEST WISHES TO HIM AS HE ANTICIPATES HIS HARD-EARNED AND WELL-DESERVED RETIREMENT ON JUNE 30, 1998.
Whereas, Carl B. Stokes will retire as Director of the Division of Law Enforcement and Safety at the University of South Carolina on June 30, 1998; and
Whereas, his retirement comes at the end of a career of law enforcement spanning more than forty-three years; and
Whereas, this second generation law officer, the son of a sheriff of Darlington County, began his law enforcement service with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) while still a three-year baseball letterman at the University of South Carolina; and
Whereas, Director Stokes' contributions to SLED included service in the Investigative and Forensics Sections, involving undercover duty and stakeouts, as well as court-qualified expert identification of firearms, fingerprints, questioned documents, and tire and foot impressions; and
Whereas, he was then given the assignment to design and implement the South Carolina Criminal Justice Information and Communication System (SCCJICS), establishing storage of stolen property and wanted persons files; and
Whereas, his later development and implementation of the first incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR), used by all of the state's law enforcement agencies, was judged the best effort in the nation by the FBI; and
Whereas, in 1981, Stokes took over the reins of law enforcement and safety at USC, assuming responsibility for all nine campuses, including the thirty-thousand-member population on the Columbia campus; and
Whereas, he has also served as a member of the faculty of the College of Criminal Justice; and
Whereas, his efforts to improve productivity and efficiency through training and staff development have been recognized by earning the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety, one of only fifteen national accreditations of college campuses from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies; and
Whereas, the university's international prominence has given Director Stokes the opportunity to coordinate efforts with the Secret Service, State Department, FBI, the United Nations, and a number of foreign governments and international agencies; and
Whereas, his outstanding reputation and performance in law enforcement have been recognized by membership in and leadership of a large number of law enforcement advisory committees and professional associations, including the presidency of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, and State President of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association, and the FBI NA Association; and
Whereas, his long and faithful dedication to his law enforcement duties has earned for him a well-deserved retirement, with more time to devote to his much loved family: his wife, Ellen Wilson Stokes; his children: Carl, a game warden with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Keith, an agent with SLED; and Pam, a member of the USC Computer Services Division; and five grandchildren. Now therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly thank Carl B. Stokes, Director of the Division of Law Enforcement and Safety at the University of South Carolina, for his more than forty-three years of laudable law enforcement service to the State of South Carolina, and extend their best wishes to him as he anticipates his hard-earned and well-deserved deserved retirement on June 30, 1998.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Stokes.