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Gang Task Force

The Richland County Gang Task Force is manned by three full time Investigators, It is their job to collect information on Gangs, track Gang activity, conduct gang awareness classes and assist the Criminal Investigation Division with Gang related crimes.

The Gang Task Force’s Mission is to eradicate gang activity through expanding the knowledge of the Citizen, Law enforcement, Teachers and School Administrators. This mission is accomplished through Gang Awareness classes that are taught free of charge to any group requesting the presentations. We also have a new program to help parents who believe their children have been or are possibly being recruited by Gangs. The Gang Investigators are specially trained to conduct classes for today's youth through the Gang Resistance Education and Training program (G.R.E.A.T.), this program is currently being offered in some elementary schools.

To schedule a class please send your request to:
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Attn: Sheriff Leon Lott
5623 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, South Carolina 29223

You can also email your request to

To contact us: Sgt Soto, Inv. Witte and Inv. Griffin
Office: 803-518-1440

Inv. Witte

Inv. Griffin


Quick Links:

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Homeland Security

SC Sex Offender Registry

Gang Task Force Events Schedule

Gang Information

Gang Graffiti

Gangs OR Us (a large gang information site)



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

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