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Home  |  News  |  Partnership to aid in capturing criminals – brings greater awareness to need for prevention

Partnership to aid in capturing criminals – brings greater awareness to need for prevention
Thursday, December 6, 2012

 
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is committed to providing citizens with every opportunity he can to protect you from becoming the victim of a crime. With a passion for preventing crime the Sheriff continues to create partnerships that will help protect you and that can also help capture those responsible.

To that end, the Department proudly announced, during the Blythewood Rotary meeting this morning, a new partnership with Absolute Software/LoJack which will provide three months free subscription to software that will help track and recover lost and stolen ipads, iPhones, laptops and desktops.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that in today’s world most everyone carries iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices, and as a result, are often the target of theft or robbery. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that without tracking and recovery services, like what Absolute Software solutions provide, these thefts will continue to increase. The Sheriff stated that the Department’s partnership with Absolute Software’s is an effort to promote awareness to these crimes and what citizens can do to protect themselves. Sheriff Leon Lott added that the new service Absolute Software provides that tracks and recovers iPads and iPhones and computers, will give law enforcement a better chance of recovering stolen goods.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that law enforcement agencies worldwide are seeking resources to help combat these types of thefts. That law enforcement is striving to work with corporations and citizens to create awareness to what each of us can do to reduce our chances of becoming a victim. The Sheriff will continue to search for innovative tools that are available to protect our citizens and is happy to hear Absolute Software is introducing a new service to help track and recover lost and stolen iPads and iPhones.

“We thank Sheriff Leon Lott and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department for the opportunity to partner with them on this Holiday Crime Prevention Program”, stated Harold Reaves, Law Enforcement Liaison for Absolute Software/LoJack for Laptops Corporation. “With LoJack for Laptops installed on a PC, not only do we have the capability to help safely return a stolen laptop, but also provide undisputable evidence to catch the thief and solve larger crimes” said Harold Reaves, Law Enforcement Liaison, LoJack for Laptops.

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

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