Sheriff Leon Lott

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Announcements and Information

Special Property Check Request Form

Lake Murray Special Property Check Request Form

Fingerprinting Civilians

Media Releases

Adopt a Cop Program

Congratulations to our Recent Academy Graduates

RCSD Resources page

RCSD Social Media

Traffic Stop Safety
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Graffiti Removal Line

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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 401,000 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

Support Chef Lott at EdVenture's
100 Men Who Cook for Kids
May 21, 2017, 211 Gervais Street
details     Edventure website

2nd Annual Youth and Hoops Event
June 03, 2017
St. Andrews Park, 920 Beatty Rd

Crossfit for Cancer
June 17, 2017
Flyer    Register and/or donate

RCSD In Your Community - Photo Gallery

Download the Richland County Sheriff�s Department App
Click here for details!

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. The following pdf files are examples.

Crisis Prevention and Preparedness Overview
Crisis Prevention and Preparedness (presentation)

Sheriff Lott Offers Free Church Safety Training

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.



Quick Links

Richland County Sheriff's Foundation

How to Obtain a Restraining Order

Online Incident Reporting

Incident Report Request

Para Espa�ol

Richland County's Wanted

Unsolved Homicides new!

Cold Cases

Missing Juveniles 

Missing Persons

Community Meetings Schedule

Community Satisfaction Survey

Commend an Officer

Officer Complaints

Community Crime Map
  -- Crime Stats
  -- Crime Maps
  -- Crime Alerts

Richland County Sheriff's Department

Sex OffenderWatch

Sex Offender Registration Program

Convictions requiring sex offender registration and definitions of offenses

FAQ about sexual offenders/predators

Child Seat Safety / Child Seat Installs

Citizen Ride-Along Request



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

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