§15-8-5. Purchase of equipment and supplies; use of facilities of
department of purchases.
The bureau shall be governed by all laws regulating the
purchase of supplies and equipment as other state agencies, and
may enter into contracts with other state agencies. The bureau
may use the facilities of the state department of purchases and
avail itself of the benefits of any general contract held by said
department for the purchase of any equipment or supplies for
All equipment purchased through the bureau shall be in the
name of the bureau and the bureau is authorized to contract with
counties, sheriffs or deputy sheriffs for the return of any
supplies or equipment purchased from funds contributed to the
fund by each such county, sheriff or deputy sheriff upon request.