August 2013

Lexington is a wonderful community to live, work, worship and play and that is largely due to our outstanding public safety led by the Lexington Police Department.

The 47 sworn officers, 4 sworn reserve officers and 4 administrative staff of our police department are committed to enhancing the quality of life within the Town of Lexington by building partnerships with our community.

Since 2006, Chief Terrence Green has commanded the department and has expanded the department's role in the community. The department hosts several events throughout the year including the annual Citizen's Academy, designed to give residents an up close and personal look at the police department; the annual National Night Out Celebration at Gibson Pond Park, teaching citizens to stand as a community to combat crime; the annual Fall Fest, raising money for the Adopt-A-Cop program and Toys for Tots, where the department joins forces with the United States Marine Corps providing Christmas presents to children in need.

The department's leadership extends beyond Lexington as Chief Green is the President of the South Carolina Chiefs of Police Association; Community Action Team Officer Steffonie Cockerill is President of the Lexington County Law Enforcement Officers Association and Traffic Safety Officer Grady Johnson was awarded the distinguished honor of "2012 Alive at 25 Instructor of the Year". Chief Green, Major Jay Koon and Lt. Chad Snelgrove are graduates of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. Also, The Lexington Police Department strives to maintain an exemplary level of professionalism and is an international (CALEA) and state (SCLEA) accredited agency.

Council and I are proud of the entire department and their efforts to keep you, the residents, safe and sound each day. Thank you Lexington Police Department, keep up the great work!