Sheriffs, police chief to attend public safety forum | Events
The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Center and the Timberlake Plantation Owners Association are pleased to host the Chapin Public Safety Forum this Thursday evening, July 25 at Crooked Creek Park (1098 Old Lexington Highway).
The event will begin at 6:30 pm and feature a panel discussion among the area’s three county sheriffs – Lexington County Sheriff James Metts , Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster and Chapin Police Chief Troy Crump. In addition, several deputies, emergency response officials and local representatives from CERT, the Community Emergency Response Team, will be on hand for this special educational forum focused on prevention programs and resources available to Chapin area residents and business owners.
Each of the officials will share information on activities and resources within their departments, discuss how they cooperate across county and municipal borders to solve crimes and answer questions from the audience on their public safety concerns. Communicating regularly with law enforcement officials is vital when criminal activity or safety concerns arise. Too often individuals don’t know who to contact, or worse, they pass along inaccurate information second-hand, potentially compromising law enforcement officials’ ability to pursue an arrest.
The Chapin Public Safety Forum is free and open to the public. There will be registration with light refreshments offered beginning at 6:30 pm in the large meeting room at Crooked Creek Park. The panel discussion will begin at 7 pm, with comments by each of the officials present and then questions from the floor will be addressed. Homeowners associations, community groups, churches, businesses and individuals interested in public safety are invited to participate. For more information, contact the Chapin Chamber at 803-345-1100.