Sheriff Koon promotes new region commander

Sheriff Jay Koon has appointed Capt. Jenn Burns to serve as commander of the Sheriff Department’s west patrol region, which is based near Gilbert. “Capt. Burns has shown a commitment to professionalism in her service to the people of Lexington County,” Koon said. “That level of customer service and her dedication to law enforcement make […]

5 tips to keep your child safe on a bike

If you went out and about on Christmas, or even looked out your window, you probably saw a child riding a new bicycle he’d found beside the tree that morning. Christmas morning is often the start of a fun activity that’s also beneficial from a physical fitness standpoint. But bike riding comes with some dangers […]

Neighborhood Watch for the new year

With the arrival of the new year, I encourage you to get together with your neighbors and determine if your community has a Neighborhood Watch program. Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. […]

Buzzed driving is drunk driving

This week I’d like to remind all drivers that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving and to always plan a sober ride before the holiday parties begin. Too many people take to the roadways after consuming alcohol because they think they are “okay to drive.” During the holiday season, festive parties and celebrations with alcohol contribute […]