Richland County Animal Care helps reduce the number of stray animals, control the outbreak of rabies and educate the public about the importance of licensing their pets and the responsibilities of pet ownership.
The Coroner’s Office is responsible for investigating all suspicious, violent, sudden and unexpected deaths that occur in Richland County.
The Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center is Richland County's nationally accredited detention center. The facility was accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA) after it met 100 percent of the 69 mandatory standards required by the ACA and 96.3 percent of the 300 non-mandatory standards. ACA standards are the national benchmark for effective operation of correctional systems throughout the United States and are necessary to ensure that correctional facilities are operated professionally.
Richland County Emergency Services
The Richland County Emergency Services Department provides emergency and public safety planning, preparedness programs and emergency response and recovery.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department
The Richland County Sheriff's Department currently employs over 600 uniformed officers and 140 non-sworn personnel, making it one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the State.
S.C. Department of Public Safety
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety saves lives through highway safety education and diligent enforcement of laws governing traffic, motor vehicles and commercial carriers.
S.C. Law Enforcement Division
The State Law Enforcement Division provides quality manpower and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies and conducts investigations on behalf of the state as directed by the Governor and Attorney General.
The Department of Special Services is responsible for effectively managing a pool of community services personnel; and empowering citizens to promote beautification in Richland County.
The Victim/Witness Assistance Unit helps the victims and witnesses of crime with any questions or problems concerning their cases.