Governor Mark Sanford is taking action to report his actions from here on, sharing his schedule with the public and press on a regular basis.
The governor chose not to use his police escort 38 times last year, and 39 times so far this year. SLED Director Reggie Lloyd is calling on state lawmakers to make the governor’s police protection mandatory, as well as the protection of anyone else for whom the General Assembly feels that it’s appropriate.
“We need to provide strong protection all the time,” said Lloyd, “not just when the protectee decides it.”
Lloyd says the escort detail is necessary because these are dangerous times.