Capt. Maria Yturria

Sgt. Amanda Jordan
Public Information Officer

Deputy III Cynthia Roldan
Public Information Officer

Deputy III Sara Blann
Public Information Officer

Joye King
Web Developer


Office of Public Information
Media Relations

Effective media relations is a must in the 21st century. A law enforcement agency that wants to connect with its citizens but omits media relations from the equation is damaging its ability to effectively serve the citizens. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has created a model community policing agency emphasizing good media relations. Sheriff Lott understands that citizens form opinions based on what they see, hear, and read, which is why media relations is just as important as the most successful crime prevention initiative.

For immediate media assistance please contact the on call PIO. For assistance with other Sheriff’s Department services please see the respective divisions and units listed throughout our website.

2016 Internal Affairs Report on Complaints, Defensive Actions, Traffic Collisions, and Assaults on Richland County Deputies

Voluntary Resolution Agreement Between the United States Department of Justice and The Richland County Sheriff's Department

Voluntary Resolution Agreement PowerPoint show

Internship Program

Daily Crime Report

Current Pro-ACT Report

Employee Standards of Professionalism and Excellence

South Carolina Amber Alert

South Carolina Endangered Person Advisory

South Carolina Blue Alert

"Schemes and Scams and protecting yourself"

Crime Prevention Tips

Some of our Crime Prevention Tips are in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can get it from the Adobe website.


Quick Links:

Media Relations Guide 

Richland County Sheriff's Foundation

Para Español

Unsolved Homicide: Open Investigations

Richland County's Wanted

Unsolved Homicides

Missing Juveniles 

Missing Persons

Online Incident Reporting

Incident Report Request

Community Satisfaction Survey

Commend an Officer

Officer Complaints

Homeland Security

Richland County Internet
Mapping Service

SC Sex Offender Registry

Crime Prevention Education

At your request we will send one of our experienced Crime Prevention Education officers to your Community, Church or Civic Organization to share information on the topic of your choice (click here for topic list).  To request a seminar please email your request to Please include the time, place and date that you wish to have the seminar. Also include your name and the telephone number where you can be reached.

Special Deputy
W. Thomas Smith Jr.
Media and special projects

Elder Abuse
Awareness Team



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