Sheriff Jay Koon

With the start of a new year, people are likely to set some goals—eat healthy, save money, learn more. Did you know that we have several community programs for you to get involved with this year? Resolve to grow your circle and resources in 2020 with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

Citizens Academy

This program is designed to acquaint residents with the objectives, organizational structure and general operating procedures of the Sheriff’s Department to promote goodwill and community support. Conducted periodically, the program consists of nine sessions that are held Tuesday evenings. It includes a ride-along, jail tour and unit demonstrations. Get to know your local law enforcement agency on a deeper level.

Neighborhood Watch

Interested in learning about how your neighborhood can form a safety group? A successful Neighborhood Watch chapter includes 50% of the residents and is required to meet once every three months. We will send out your Resident Deputy or a Community Action Team Deputy to conduct your initial meeting and set your group up for success. Neighborhood Watch is an organized entity committed to crime and vandalism prevention in your subdivision.

Phone Guard

This program is designed for the elderly, disabled or those who may have severe medical problems; and are home alone during the day. When accepted for this program, telephone contact is made daily by the individual with the Sheriff’s Department. If contact is not made, a deputy is dispatched to the residence to conduct a wellness and safety check.

Citizen Awareness Programs

Do you organize workshops and seminars for your neighborhoods, civic clubs, church groups, employer, etc? We can supply a trained speaker for your next safety event. Topics include: business security, career information, workplace violence, holiday safety, gangs, scam and fraud prevention, internet safety, identity theft, crime prevention, home security and more.

Contact our front desk for more information: 803-785-8230