The Special Events Unit coordinates, plans, schedules and executes the Police Department’s role during Special Events.  The Special Events Unit is a unit that works hand in hand with the community and event sponsors to provide services on any event that requires police support such as parades, runs, festivals, road closures and any other event that may require traffic control and/or security.  There are two forms, Parade Permit and Special Duty Request Form, associated with any event that must be completed and returned to the Special Events Coordinators no later than 60-90 days prior to the event occurring. If you should have any questions regarding an event, please feel free to contact our office at (803) 545-4368 or (803) 545-3535.

Also, we can be reached via email:

SGT. Eric Murphy – esmurphy@columbiasc.net or

MPO Robert Hall[email protected]