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Mississippi Code Title 45. Public Safety and Good Order § 45-3-35. Camera equipment

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The commissioner of public safety is hereby authorized to procure and equip, in addition to any other equipment required, each patrol car used in the patrolling of the highways of this state, with a suitable camera equipped for making flashlight photographs either during the day time or night time.  The cost of each such camera shall not exceed the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).

Before making purchase hereof the commissioner of public safety shall advertise his intention of buying same by one publication in at least one (1) newspaper having general circulation in the State of Mississippi, at least ten (10) days before the purchase of such equipment, which advertisement shall distinctly describe the articles to be purchased and shall receive sealed bids thereon, which shall be opened in public at a time and place to be specified in the advertisement.  In addition to the purchase of the necessary cameras the commissioner is authorized to purchase all necessary films, developing equipment, and other supplies necessary for the development of negatives for the production of the finished photograph.  Such additional supplies shall be purchased from the person, firm, or corporation submitting the lowest and best bid for the particular camera and other supplies desired.  The commissioner reserves the right to reject any and all bids submitted.

Every patrolman who shall be required to use a camera in the performance of his official duties shall be adequately trained and instructed as to the proper use of the equipment before attempting to make photographs.

The commissioner is authorized to employ not exceeding two (2) persons at a salary not to exceed an average of Two Hundred and Twenty Dollars ($220.00) per month for use in developing and perfecting photographs taken.

All negatives of any official picture taken and at least one (1) copy of each finished photograph of each such negative shall be properly identified and filed as a part of the records of the office of the commissioner of public safety.

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