Category Archives: Sheriff’s Blog

Training, preparedness key to successful train response

Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best: that’s what training is about. Ensuring you’re ready for any and all scenarios is the backbone of not only law enforcement agencies, but also all emergency operations. At the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, we have a training division whose sole focus is to continuously learn and…
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Tackle drunk driving before the clock starts

Kickoff on America’s favorite past time is just about ready to start. For many sports fans, when it’s time for Super Bowl LII, everyone’s a fan ready to enjoy the big game…and Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. Drivers are considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. Drunk driving can…
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Removing your keys is key

Motor vehicles are the primary mode of transportation for most of us, and often, an indispensable part of our lives. But what would happen if yours suddenly disappeared? Vehicle theft is a very expensive crime, with the cost of stolen vehicles pegged at more than $4.1 billion – that’s billion with a "B." There were…
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Right choice at railroad crossings could save your life

Approximately once every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States. This might surprise you, but railroad crossing-related deaths have actually spiked in recent years. Trains always have the right of way, and ignoring the signage at railroad crossings, or attempting to cross the tracks quickly before a…
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