OUR VISION, MISSION, AND VALUES
To be a trusted, progressive, service-oriented law enforcement agency.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the Richland County community by providing professional, exemplary service through crime prevention and resolution, diverse services, and community partnerships.
Accountability, Coordination, Compassion, Dignity, Excellence, Teamwork and Integrity
Located in the heart of South Carolina, Richland County is home to Columbia, the Capital City, six universities and colleges, the nation's largest military training base and a pristine array of lakes, rivers, forests and parks. Richland County covers 756 square miles and has a population of over 414,000 making it the second most populous county in South Carolina.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department is built on the cornerstone of a rich and proud law enforcement tradition that spans over 200 years. The Department currently employs over 750 uniformed officers and 140 non-sworn personnel, making it the largest law enforcement agency in the State.