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Richland County, SC (WLTX) -Richland Countydeputies held a ribbon cutting for their new traffic safety unit Wednesday.

The Lake Carolina location will house 11 full time deputies.

Those deputies will be responsible for writing traffic citations, attending community meetings and educating citizens on traffic safety and laws.

"This is our home, this is where the deputies are going to be working out of," said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. "The community leaders behind us have all been a partner with us working together is how we keep our community safe and community policing is all about working together partnerships and this is a great example of that partnership."

The sheriff added that he wants all drivers, to know preventing traffic accidents is everyone's responsibility.

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