July 20-22, LMC Public Safety will be assisting the Lexington County Sherriff’s Department with their annual “Cops and Calabash” fundraiser for Special Olympics at the Fatz Café in Lexington. We’ll be there during lunch service all three (3) days and dinner service the first two (2) days.
June 10, 2016 Chief Joel B. Huggins retired, after 10 years of service, from LMC Public Safety Department. The Department of Public Safety Training Room was dedicated to him in honor of his constant attention and advancement of training for the officers. Interim Chief Matthew Braxton will be leading the Department as we continue to provide for the safety our of patients, visitors and staff.
LMC Public Safety will be selling Law Enforcement Torch Run Merchandise on the following dates:
Columbiana Mall: April 21–24, 2016 (11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.)
Lexington WalMart: May 21–22, 2016 (9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.)
Public Safety passed its Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) audit in January 2015, making the department compliant with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Every law enforcement officer within the department has to complete annual security awareness training to handle or receive sensitive NCIC criminal justice information.
Public Safety remains dedicated to offering professional security services to the patients, visitors and employees of Lexington Medical Center. In May 2015, Public Safety obtained the status of Program of Distinction through the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS). This honor makes Public Safety 1 of 37 security/law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada to obtain this distinction.
On June 4, 2015, seven years after becoming a law enforcement agency and spending many labor-intensive hours developing professional standards, policy implementation and demonstrating compliance, the South Carolina Police Accreditation Coalition awarded Public Safety with state law enforcement accreditation status.