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The City of Columbia Drug Suppression Team (DST) was created in 2010 to proactively address street level narcotics from a uniformed position.  The team is made up of a group of dedicated and motivated uniformed officers.  This team relies on community based policing skills and modern criminal interdiction techniques to rid the streets of Columbia from domestic drug terrorism.  The team also works diligently with state and federal agencies in an effort to eradicate drugs from Columbia’s neighborhoods.

The team’s main focus is to eliminate drugs, drug dealers and the criminal activity associated with the purchase, distribution and use of illegal narcotics. CPD DST implements criminal interdiction techniques that recognize the impact that modern transportation has on dispersed criminal activity within the City of Columbia. Through the concentrated efforts of trained law enforcement professionals, the CPD DST will take drugs, guns, and criminals off the street.

Drug Suppression Team Tip Form

If you have information on the location of person(s) that are engaged in drug distribution, use, or manufacturing and would like to send an anonymous tip, please fill out the form below. You can also send an anonymous tip to WebTips or call 1-888-CRIME-SC. All tips will be kept strictly confidential. Information collected in this form is only used to identify and eradicate criminal activity.
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  • Criminal history records

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2012 National Criminal Enforcement Association Street Interdiction Team of the Year
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