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Sheriff Leon Lott

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Welcome to Richland County Sheriff's Department
Enriching community trust through high standards of excellence.

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 414,000 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 our mission, as trusted public servants, to prevent crime and the fear of crime by providing excellence in law enforcement services, accountability and connections with our communities.

Our mission is supported by our core values:  A passion for service, integrity, accountability and professionalism

Special Events

Women's self defense classes scheduled for June, July and August have been cancelled

2018-19 SRO Interaction Form Arrest Analysis

Our Winter Citizen's Academy class is underway!
Check back later for Fall dates!

SRO Program Arrest Review Report

Be sure to check the Community Meeting Schedule for your neighborhood or community meeting.

Crisis Management 101:  Prevention STARTS with Preparation

We have 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.

Crisis Prevention and Preparedness Overview

Sheriff Lott Offers Free Church Safety Training

Free women’s self defense classes:  (click here for more information)

The Sheriff's Department offers free Crime Prevention presentations on the topic of your choice to your community, church or civic organization.





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Sex Offender Registration Program

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5623 Two Notch Road 
Columbia, South Carolina 29223 
phone 803-576-3000 | fax 803-576-3195

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