Deputy Chief David Wilson
CID Unit Commander
(803) 576-3133

Maj. Stan Smith
(803) 576-3037


Criminal Investigations Division

The Richland County Investigative Division is comprised of eighty-three highly trained investigators, evidence technicians, and support staff. The division is divided into specialized, highly trained units. These units include Major Crimes, Special Victims Unit, Region Investigations, Victim Assistance, Forensic Science, Narcotics, Polygraph, and Air Support.

The Investigative Division's mission is to thoroughly investigate a wide variety of criminal cases that occur throughout the county. Our desire is to provide support to the victims of criminal acts, apprehend the offenders, recover stolen property, seize illegal drugs, and the assets from illegal drug sales. We accomplish this through community involvement. Cases are generated through police reports from the public, pro-active investigations, and crime tips received from the community.

Investigators are available to speak to your community group, school, or business on many topics related to criminal investigations, victimization, and drugs. If you would like to schedule a talk call or e-mail us.

The investigative Division of the Richland County Sheriff's Department has a history of excellence in the solving of difficult cases that occur throughout the county.

Investigative Units

Air Support Unit

Crime Scene Unit

Crime Lab Unit

Gang Task Force

Major Crimes


Polygraph Unit

Property Crimes

Special Victims

Victims Assistance

Send a crime tip

Send a narcotics tip

CID phone extensions


RCSD Evidence and Property Handbook

2015 Forensic Services Pricelist
revised 04/27/2015

Statement for Our Customers

Request for RCSD Forensic Analysis

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5623 Two Notch Road 
Columbia, South Carolina 29223 
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