As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas – unquestionably the greatest storm threat to the Eastern Seaboard thus far in the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season – law enforcement agencies like the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) in South Carolina are prepared for any and all eventualities. And we’ve already established our command post here in […]
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Sheriff Leon Lott leads the near-1,000-employee Richland County Sheriff's Dept. (RCSD), one of the largest law enforcement agencies in South Carolina; one of six regularly featured LE agencies on A&E's hit TV series, LIVE PD; and an agency which fields what is “arguably one of the best-trained SWAT teams in the nation,” according to Sheriff & Deputy magazine. The RCSD Special Response Team – a FEMA Type-1 SWAT team – has trained with everyone from the FBI to U.S. Army Special Forces operators, U.S. Navy SEALs, and a variety of foreign police agencies. In 2010, Lott traveled to Erbil, Iraq – at the invitation of the Iraqi government – to assist in the establishment of, planning for, and training at the first-ever Iraqi female police academy. Lott has served as sheriff of Richland County for over 20 years.
The world has changed. Nowhere is this more evident than in this modern culture which has given rise to mass-shootings like the recent horrific attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
As is always predictable, everyone wants to blame everyone else for what most Americans would not have known would erupt on that terrible day as most Parkland-area children and their parents were instead going about their school and work-day lives and enjoying the fun of Valentine’s Day: As in a perfect world they should be.