Capt. Lancy Melton
(803)576-3039


Investigative Units

Air Support Unit

Crime Scene Unit

Crime Lab Unit

Financial Crimes

Major Crimes

Narcotics

Polygraph Unit

Property Crimes

Special Victims

Victims Assistance


Send a crime tip

Send a narcotics tip

CID phone extensions

 

Victims Assistance


Lt. Heidi Jackson
(803) 576-3113


Sgt. Maria Yturria
(803) 576-3463

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is dedicated to the principle that all persons in Richland County will be provided equal protection under the laws of this state, and the federal government as well as any ordinances set forth by the Richland County Council. It is the goal of our department to treat all victims of crime with compassion and respect, ensuring that their dignity is maintained and to promote healing of the suffering they may have endured. No victim of crime will be turned away for any reason or discriminated against based on sex, race, religion, social or economic status, sexual orientation, age, or mental or physical disability.

Some of the services our Investigators provide:

  • Provide emotional and moral support.
  • Identify and inform victims of their rights under the law.
  • Conduct on the scene crisis intervention.
  • Act as a liaison between victim, police officers, investigators, and community-based agencies.
  • Arrange for professional counseling and support groups.
  • Provide information and referral.
  • Educate law enforcement and victims of new law pertaining to specific victimization such as domestic violence.
  • Provide applications and information to victims concerning South Carolina Crime Victims' Compensation; explain purpose, procedures, and policies, and assist in completion of forms.
  • Intervene on behalf of victims with creditors, employers, etc...upon request.
  • Help prepare victims for court and provide court advocacy and accompaniment.
  • Provide information regarding current status of case.
  • Provide information on rights, services and procedures if a victim or witness is harassed or threatened.
  • Assist domestic violence victims in obtaining Orders of Protection and emergency housing.
  • Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO), this investigator serves as a point of contact for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons who are victims of crime. (803) 576-3462.
       FBI Civil Rights Program
       - Hate Crimes
       - Human Trafficking
      The Harriet Hancock Center

      SC Equality
      Interpersonal Violence
      LGBTQ IVP Task Force/Support Group

The Victim Assistance Unit maintains a resource directory of numerous services and outreach programs available to crime victims. For further information please e-mail our unit or phone 803-576-3115.

The Victim Assistance Unit is located at 1931 Pineview Road, Columbia, SC 29209.

 

Resources

Para Español

Crime Victim's Rights Form

Crime Victim's Rights Form: Audio Version

The Crime Victim's Rights form is available in Braille at the Victim Services Unit located at 1931 Pineview Road, Columbia, SC 29209, or by calling 576-3115.

The Victim's Bill of Rights

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Chaplaincy Program

SC Victim's Assistance Network

SC State Office of Victims Assistance
 


Quick Links:

Richland County Sheriff's Foundation

Para Español

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

     

 

     
 

 

5623 Two Notch Road 
Columbia, South Carolina 29223 
(803) 576-3000 phone (803) 576-3195 fax
sheriff@rcsd.net

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