Category Archives: Sheriff’s Blog

Technology comes with personal dangers

Did you know that singing birthday card you got for your last birthday has more computing power than the entire world did at the end of World War II? While technological advances are amazing and are changing our world, there is another side of the coin as well. Technology can, at times, outpace our awareness of…
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Neighborhood Watch

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…
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Lexington County a bright spot in domestic violence cases

South Carolina recently made some positive changes to the state’s domestic violence laws. Our state is perennially among the highest in the United States in domestic violence incidents per capita. Under the previous law, sentencing was based on a number of past domestic violence incidents. Under the new law, the severity of an incident determines the…
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Be on guard against tax fraud

Tax season is here, and that means tax scam season is also here. Tax refund fraud and scams are expected to exceed 21 billion in 2016. That’s up from 6.5 billion just two years ago, according to the Internal Revenue Service. In an effort to reduce the number of fraudulent returns filed, the IRS warns…
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