Citizens Academy applications being accepted

Would you like a behind-the-scenes look at what we do at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department? I’d like to invite you to take part in our spring 2016 Citizens Academy class. It starts March 8 and will mark the 40th time our department has opened its doors to members of our community for a first-hand […]

6 tips to keep your kids, neighbors safe

Unfortunately, no part of Lexington County is immune to crime. But when it comes to keeping your family and your neighborhood safe, there are steps you can take to help us fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life for all people in Lexington County. Know where your children are. Have your children tell you […]

Sheriff promotes 5 deputies

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon recently promoted three deputies and two correctional officers. Blake Gainous, 26, has been promoted to master deputy in the department’s north patrol region, which is based near Irmo. Gainous, a resident of Chapin, previously served as a deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in November 2013. […]