Richland County Sheriff names first female Deputy Chief

On April 2, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the promotion of Roxana Meetze to Deputy Chief, making her the first female to achieve the rank at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Meetze will be [...]

By |April 5th, 2018|Announcements, Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Troublesome club closed down

Thee Whiskey Tavern has closed its doors for the final time. Richland County Sheriff Lott  said the club at 200 Zimalcrest Drive was a hotbed for illegal activity. “Over the course of three years our [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Richland County Sheriff offers Halloween safety tips

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott would like to remind all adults and children of some very basic but necessary precautions that need to be taken during this upcoming Halloween. Parents and Children: Children should always [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Columbia man sentenced to 41 Years

Twenty-three year-old Darius Walker has been found guilty of the 2015 Burglary 1st Degree and Grand Larceny of the home of Chris Johnson and of possession of a stolen motor vehicle belonging to Donna Burton. [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Crime|0 Comments

Columbia Fire Department Hiring Firefighters

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins has announced the Columbia Fire Department is accepting applications for Firefighter. The application process will close midnight October 31. The Department is the largest in the state and is [...]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Public Safety|0 Comments

Local officer receives inspiration award

The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA) is has announced Officer Peter Conklin of Irmo as the recipient of the 2017 Annual Inspiration Award during its 41st Annual Educational Conference on Workers’ Compensation. “This [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|Public Safety|0 Comments

Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies are now armed with “Buddy Cards”

Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies are now armed with “Buddy Cards” to hand out to elementary school children. Buddy Cards are a way to get kids to not be afraid to go up to a deputy [...]

By |October 8th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

State ranks #5 in rate of women murdered by men

  South Carolina ranked fifth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 1.83 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: [...]

By |October 8th, 2017|Crime|0 Comments

Chapin woman pleads guilty to bank fraud

United States Attorney Beth Drake stated Yvonne Sanchez, age 40, of Chapin, pled guilty in federal court in Columbia to Bank Fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, § 1344. Senior United States [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Crime|0 Comments

DARE Scream event October 5

The Baskin Robbins parking lot, at 4711 Forest Drive in Columbia will host a DARE Scream event October 5 from 2 – 8 pm. Join the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and DARE officers for a [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Events, Sheriff's Report|0 Comments