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Richland County Sheriff's Department
Thursday April 7th, 2011 :: 02:44 p.m. EDT


"Unity in the Community"-- Do you know where your children are?

Richland County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Wash James (far right) stands in Unity with Chief of the Columbia Police Department Randy Scott (at the podium) and City Leaders, Community Activists and Parents who all came together with Richland School District One to discuss the importance of youth engaging in positive activities.

"The partnership we have with the City of Columbia is important," said Chief Deputy James. "There are many programs available to help keep kids from freely running the streets."

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott believes efforts like this are a great way to be proactive toward helping our youth. The Sheriff adds that parents should always know where their children are at any age by monitoring what time they are going out and where they are going. That parents should know who their kids are friends with, hanging out with and communicating with. Sheriff Leon Lott believes that children are the best investment that we can make – lets all do our part.

Richland County Sheriff's Department
5623 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 803-576-3000

Chris Cowan
Community Service Division

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