The sheriff’s workplace is opening a substation within the city of Richburg, which is in shut proximity to Charlotte and I-77.
CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is opening a substation within the city of Richburg, about 10 miles from the place the sheriff’s workplace is positioned.
Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey mentioned it is to assist with a rise in exercise the realm is seeing due to its shut proximity to Charlotte and I-77.
“As this finish of the county grows in inhabitants and in companies, we need to reply to the wants of the group and be extra current right here,” Dorsey mentioned.
The mission to deliver the substation to Richburg was one thing Dorsey has been wanting for some time.
For years, the inhabitants in Richburg was declining. Nevertheless, with a mission deliberate that might deliver as many as 1,000 residential properties to the realm, in addition to growth from Charlotte seeping in, that is beginning to change.
“It was a lot wanted,” Erin Mosley, who lives only a few minutes from the substation, mentioned. “There’s been plenty of exercise [in Chester County].”
In keeping with The Chester County Sheriff’s Workplace, incident charges in Richburg grew by 21% in a single yr.
From November of 2019 to November of 2020, the sheriff’s workplace had 460 incidents within the space. Nevertheless, that quantity grew to 581 from November 2020 till now, growing by 121.
“I at all times really feel lots safer each time there is a police presence,” Mosley mentioned.
Sheriff Dorsey says there can be investigators and patrol workers at the substation on Lancaster Highway, however for now, it received’t be open 24/7.
“It’s our effort to push our sources out into the group,” Dorsey mentioned. “Everybody doesn’t must be in Chester at our workplace – that’s the most secure place in Chester County.”
The sheriff’s workplace will host a grand opening of the substation this Thursday afternoon, and it’s inviting the group to attend.