Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Corrections Officers Fill Invaluable Roles in Public Safety

(Richland PIO)― When Shane Kitchen was named the interim director of Richland County’s jail, one of the first things he did was reach into his own pocket to purchase a barbecue grill for the facility. National Corrections Officers and Employees Week was coming and Kitchen thought it was a great time to celebrate the men…
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Columbia Police Department Kick’s Off Annual Fan the Heat Program

The Columbia Police Department is now accepting donations for the annual Fan the Heat program. In order to make this year’s event a success, donations from the public are needed. In particular, CPD will be collecting fans, air conditioning units and financial contributions for worthy citizens from now until Thursday, August 31, 2017. Since its…
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Columbia Police Department launches community partnership with barber shops

On Monday, Feb. 13, the Columbia Police Department (CPD) introduced a new community partnership by hosting their first Cops and Barber Shops Breakfast at EdVenture Children’s Museum. Local barber shop owners and workers were invited by CPD officers in their region to attend a meet and greet breakfast with staff. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin kicked…
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Columbia Police Department seeks public comment for accreditation process

(Columbia, S.C.) On February 27, 2017, the Columbia Police Department (CPD) will host a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) to examine all aspects of the department’s operations, policy and procedures, management and support services. The CALEA Accreditation Assessment Team will verify that the CPD meets the…
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Richland County Sheriff’s Department offers advice for fraud victims

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Richland County Sheriff’s Department continues to take reports from victims of scammers at alarming rates. The Sheriff added that these scammers are going after unsuspecting victims and stealing their hard earned cash, some victims’ losing upwards of $6,000.00 or more! Sheriff Leon Lott stated that we've all…
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Ebony Shuler graduates with top honors from S.C. Criminal Justice Academy

Ebony Shuler of the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice graduated with top honors from the SC Criminal Justice Academy. Shuler (shown alongside DJJ Director Sylvia Murray) was presented with the Bert Friday Award. The honor goes to the student in the jail training class with the highest academic average, while also completing all performance tests.…
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Chapin Citizens’ Academy recognizes 12 graduates

[caption id="attachment_6238" align="alignleft" width="425"] Graduates of the first Chapin Citizens Academy. (L-r) Front row: Norman Foote, Carrie Foote, Capt. Troy Crump, and Sue James. Second row: Don James, Jim Pope, April Robinson, Bill Lindsay, Skip Wilson and Chief Seth Zeigler. Third Row: Otis Robinson, Debb Romanelli and Keith Alverson. Absent: Angela Robinson[/caption] Chapin, SC (October…
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Service to honor officers killed in S.C. to be held Nov. 11 in Columbia

South Carolina's Fraternal Order of the Police is dedicated to the advancement and protection of law enforcement officers, the promotion of officer benefits, and the fostering of enforcement of law and order. The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 342,000 members in more than…
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Richland County Sheriff’s Department swears in 6 new chaplains

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is proud to announce that six new chaplains have been sworn into the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff delivered the oath of office on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Headquarters located at 5623 Two Notch Road, 29223; family, friends, and colleagues witnessed the joyous…
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