Sheriff Leon Lott
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Welcome to Richland County Sheriff's Department
Building Unity in the Community
through Professionalism, Passion, Vision and Commitment
Located in the heart of South Carolina,
Richland County is home to Columbia, the Capital City, six universities
and colleges, the nation's largest military training base and a pristine
array of lakes, rivers, forests and parks. Richland County covers 756
square miles and has a population of over 384,000* making it the
second most populous county in South Carolina.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department is
built on the cornerstone of a rich and proud law enforcement tradition
that spans over 200 years. The Department currently employs
over 700 uniformed officers and 140 non-sworn personnel, making it one of
the largest law enforcement agencies in the State.
It is the mission of the
Richland County Sheriff's Department to improve the quality of life for
ALL citizens. Through passion and commitment we will maintain a high
standard of professional accountability and will reduce the fear of crime
and the fear of retaliation by the criminal element.
This mission will be accomplished by building unity
between the Sheriff's Department and the community; joining our
high standards of excellence with our vision for safer
communities. Everyone will employ effective Community Policing
strategies and problem-solving techniques; all supported by
aggressive enforcement of Federal, State and Local Laws.
In keeping with our mission and
vision, we have high
standards of excellence and
of actions for our Department.
*US Census Bureau 2010
Become a Youth Arbitrator
Training starts September 2, 2014,
Each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00pm
2014 Summer Camps
The FALL 2014 citizens academy class
will begin August 19, 2014 at Headquarters (5623 Two Notch
Road). Spaces still open for possible students for the class. If
you are interested, please fill out the
Citizens Academy application
and submit for approval. The class will be 14 weeks long, on
each Tuesday, from 6pm-8pm.
Crisis Management 101:
“Prevention STARTS with Preparation”
County Sheriff’s Department works tirelessly every day to stop
crime and capture criminals. We do this by not only employing
the most innovative crime prevention techniques and tools but by
partnering with you.
We want to
provide you with the most up to date information that will
empower you; and simply we need you to have a plan.
Have a plan at
your home, church, school and business for the event of natural
disasters, acts of violence and your safety.
educational opportunities for your home, church, school and
business from personal safety and armed robbery prevention to
crisis management and preparation. Resources and personnel are
available to assist in your crisis management planning. The
following pdf files are examples.
Crisis Prevention and Preparedness
Crisis Prevention and Preparedness
Free women’s self defense classes: (click
here for more information)
Be sure to check the
Community Meeting Schedule for
your neighborhood or community meeting.
The Sheriff's Department offers
free Crime Prevention
presentations on the topic
of your choice
to your community, church or civic organization.
County Sheriff's Foundation
Richland County's Wanted
Online Incident Reporting
Incident Report Request
Community Satisfaction Survey
-- Crime Stats
-- Crime Maps
-- Crime Alerts
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Sex Offender Registration Program
Convictions requiring sex offender registration and definitions of
FAQ about sexual offenders/predators
Sex Offender Registry
Safety / Child Seat Installs
Citizen Ride-Along Request