Welcome to Lexington Medical Center
Department of Public Safety
The Lexington Medical Center Department of Public Safety is an accredited law enforcement agency in West Columbia, South Carolina commissioned to provide police services to hospitals operated by the Lexington County Health Services District. In 2006, Lexington Medical Center became the first hospital in South Carolina to create its own police department. Police officers are trained at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy to become Class I law enforcement officers. These officers have the authority to carry weapons, issue citations and make arrests similar to any other police officer or county deputy. In addition, the department is comprised of security officers, communication officers and other civilian employees who perform essential duties.
The safety of Lexington Medical Center patients, visitors and staff is our number one priority. The department is focused on maintaining peace while providing a safe environment for all who visit our campus. Security planning is an integral part of any successful security program. The campus police department coordinates hospital safety efforts ranging from crime prevention, criminal investigation and crime reporting to emergency preparedness, escorts and vehicle assistance.