Sheriff to announce safety initiative



Sheriff Richard Roundtree will release Thursday morning details of his vision for a safer downtown Augusta downtown.

The public is invited to attend the news conference where Roundtree is expected to introduce a safety initiative that will be deployed first in the downtown business district. Based on its success, future manpower and funding, the initiative could be used in other parts of the county – to include, but not be limited to – the Cabela’s and Shops on Riverwalk projects and the possible GRU mills projects, a news release stated.

“This is an exciting time for the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and all citizens of the CSRA,” the release said.

Roundtree will be discussing the plan at 10 a.m. at the Augusta Common on the 800 block of Broad Street.


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