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Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is proud to announce that the Sheriff’s Department Gang Unit is the South Carolina Gang Investigations Association 2013 Unit of the Year.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Gang Unit received this prestigious award on February 25, 2013 during the Association’s annual awards banquet. The Sheriff added that the Unit received this award because of the education, awareness and enforcement efforts the investigators have accomplished over the past year. With over 300 educational presentations conducted in communities and schools, programs and mentoring over 1000 youth, conducting over 300 graffiti removals and investigating and closing multiple cases (from property crimes to crimes against people) the Gang Unit is fulfilling the motto of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department of “Building Unity in the Community through Professionalism, Passion, Vision and Commitment.
Sheriff Leon Lott added that the members of the Gang Unit are committed to improving the quality of life in our communities for all citizens; and are doing their part to not only rid our communities of gangs but also to provide opportunities for the success of our young people.