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Sheriff's Foundation Mission

Richland County deputies risk their lives daily. They protect people and property, often under adverse conditions. Providing equipment when it is needed, rather than when dollars become available was, and still is, The Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation’s primary objective.  We equip deputies with the tools necessary to perform their duties safely, and enable them to provide effective and efficient protection to Richland County citizens and visitors. These funds have been used to purchase lifesaving equipment such as bullet proof vests and walkie-talkies. We also purchase and support the needs of our beloved K9 team, support protective enforcement programs like D.A.R.E. and community policing initiatives like our Kid Print program.

Additionally, RCSF funds are used to assist families of deputies killed in the line of duty, deputies injured in the line of duty, and deputies who are experiencing hardships due to serious illness or injury. 

If you would like to help, tax deductible contributions can be made to:

Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation
PO Box 1182
Columbia, South Carolina 29202

For further information contact Joni James, Foundation President or 803-429-6659

or online via PayPal

For further information contact:
Joni James, Foundation President


Foundation Officers

Joni James, President

Laura Howell, Secretary

Julie Chavis, Treasurer

Anita Pellicci,
Administrative Assistant
Foundation Board Members

Britt Cobb

Judy Powers

Matthew Rosbrugh

Chris Schroeder

Wayne Lynch




Foundation Advisory Board

Erik P. Doerring

Perry Dozier

Johnny Fins

Frederick Kotoske
Jonathan Rush

Bill Weathersbee
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