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If, in the sound discretion of the Mayor, it shall appear that the emergency is, or that the imminent emergency is likely to be, of such proportions that the means available to the municipality to maintain law and order within the municipality and the police jurisdiction thereof are insufficient for such purpose, the Mayor shall make written request to the Governor that such police or military forces of the state as may be necessary be sent to the municipality, and the Mayor shall forthwith, by the most expeditious means of communication, inform the Governor of the situation and that written request is being transmitted to the Governor for state police or military forces.
('81 Code, § 92.06)
Authority of Governor to order out National Guard, see S.C. Code § 25-1-1840
Offenses during state emergency, see S.C. Code §§ 16-7-10 through 16-7-40