Category Archives: Sheriff’s Blog

Get ready to clean out your medicine cabinet

Sheriff Jay Koon This Saturday is the 17th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; a day that encourages the community to safely and responsibly dispose of unused or expired drugs. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, Lexington County residents are encouraged to anonymously bring their leftover prescriptions to the Sheriff’s Department’s headquarters…
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Be the neighbor you wish to have

Sheriff Jay Koon Each of us plays an integral part in keeping our community safe, and this begins at home. Whether your housing development has a formal Neighborhood Watch group or just a handful of concerned residents, you can take steps to ensure your neighborhood is a safer place to live. If you see something,…
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4 steps of gun safety every child needs to hear

Being a parent or grandparent means we sometimes have to take part in tough conversations with the young people in our life. One of those important conversations I strongly recommend you have with the young members of your family centers on what they should do if they come in contact with a gun. For younger…
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Keep other drivers, your passengers and yourself safe on the road

As I shared with you in my last blog post, April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The goal of the month is to spread the message about the dangers of distracted driving, and to remind drivers of the consequences of their distracted actions. Everyone knows texting while driving is distracting and dangerous, but people…
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