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PASSION. Are you passionate about law enforcement? In 2021, Sheriff Lott was named South Carolina Sheriff of the Year and National Sheriff of the Year. He believes that his success as a Sheriff is only possible when the deputies he leads are successful themselves. Sheriff Lott is proud of the family-like atmosphere that he has fostered at RCSD and knows that it is important for deputies to love not only what they do, but where they work.

PURPOSE. If you see any of our 550+ uniformed deputies, you’ll notice that the patches on our uniforms have unique language. The patches identify us as “Deputy Sheriff” and “Peace Officer.” You will also find the words “Peace Officer” on our patrol vehicles. But what does it mean? RCSD believes that not every call for service needs to end with an arrest. Our deputies ensure that the needs of our citizens are met and often that can be accomplished by deescalating the situation and providing available services. Our purpose is to keep the peace and provide a better quality of life for the citizens of Richland County.

PROGRESS. RCSD is proud to be a progressive agency. Sheriff Lott stays ahead of the curve in this ever-changing profession. He invests in his deputies and ensures that we have all the tools necessary to excel in law enforcement. Sheriff Lott ensures that our deputies receive top-notch training, equipment and benefits, paid health care for employees and take-home vehicles for patrol deputies. At RCSD, you will have a wide variety of career opportunities and tremendous potential for advancement.

If there are any questions concerning the hiring process, please contact Sgt. Brittany Hart by email or phone: 803-576-3026.

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