City, county officials consider police consolidation

Columbia City Manager Steve Gantt

Local officials are considering a merger between the city police department and the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

According to a sheriff's department spokesperson, Sheriff Leon Lott and City Manager Steve Gantt have talked about a consolidation.

They haven't set up an official meeting yet, but say they are planning to.

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