Category Archives: Sheriff’s Blog

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…
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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…
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Abandoned houses, vacant property can attract crime

Vacant houses and property attract, and often become a haven for, criminal activity. Even though we’re a few years removed from the financial crisis that led to an increase in real estate foreclosures, there are still a number of vacant houses across Lexington County. We’ve seen criminals vandalize and steal from vacant homes to get…
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Beware of phone calls from scam artists

It seems every few weeks we’re hearing from Lexington County residents who’ve received a phone call from someone claiming to be a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputy offering to help them with an old traffic ticket or get out of jury duty. There’s always a catch, of course, because these calls are from scammers…not deputies.…
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