Capt. Maria Yturria

Deputy III Cynthia Roldan
Public Information Officer

Deputy III Sara Blann
Public Information Officer

Deputy III Josef Robinson
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.

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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 

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Unsolved Homicide: Open Investigations

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Online Incident Reporting

Incident Report Request

Community Satisfaction Survey

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Homeland Security

Richland County Internet
Mapping Service

SC Sex Offender Registry

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

Elder Abuse
Awareness Team



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