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Home  |  News  |  Building Unity in the Community” -- Richland County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Task Force

Building Unity in the Community” -- Richland County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Task Force
Monday, March 28, 2011

 
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - "As your Sheriff, I am proud of the success the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Task Force has made in getting career criminals out of our communities" said Sheriff Lott. What the Task Force does everyday sounds like something out of a crime drama; but for members of the Task Force it's all too real. The primary function of our Task Force is aggressively targeting and seeking out the most dangerous offenders. Since its inception in 2005, 9,223 violent fugitives have been taken off the streets.

Helping lead this effort is 1st Sergeant Drew Caldwell. The 22 year RCSD veteran supervises the other nine Fugitive Investigators by delegating and assigning fugitive cases and monitoring the progress. Sergeant Caldwell also works his own cases.

"It's awesome, I've got the best job in the world," says Caldwell. "We all work together as a team to get the job done."

Sgt. Caldwell also says, "Sheriff Lott makes sure we always have the tools we need to do our job. No one can ever say the Sheriff has asked them to do something without giving them the tools to reach that goal."

The Task Force starts an investigation by gathering all possible information about the fugitive using online database searches both public and law enforcement. The Task Force combines our own expertise with that of other law enforcement agencies like SLED, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, the Columbia Police Department and the U.S. Marshals. The hard work of the Task Force members and partnerships with the other agencies is how they are able to reach such impressive results.

The Task Force is broken down into 4 teams, each focusing on outstanding warrants of a specific nature. The team has cleared 18,875 warrants.

Citizens can access important information about crime prevention, free safety training and community resources at:

Website: www.rcsd.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/RCSD
Nixle: http://local.nixle.com/richland-county-sheriffs-department/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Richland-County-Sheriffs-Department-Building-Unity-in-the-Community/143874255652751

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