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Joint Efforts of Federal, State, and Local Authorities Result in Arrests of Twelve Defendants for Gun, Drug Offenses

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On behalf of CPD partner agency, the United States Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina. COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — United States Attorney Corey F. Ellis announced today that twelve individuals have…

Arrest Made in Missing Person Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have charged a 29-year-old female in connection with the death of a missing person. According to Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, Taylor Wardlaw is charged…

New Year’s Fireworks Display in Downtown

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In advance of the fireworks display to welcome in 2022, here is a list of temporary road closures in downtown: To allow for set up purposes, beginning at 8:00 a.m.…

Juvenile Charged in Shooting Incident at Eau Claire High

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) Chief W. H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces the arrest of a 15-year-old male following a shooting incident last week at Eau Claire High School. On Thursday, December…

Safeguarding Your Holiday Package Deliveries

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‘Tis the season for thieves or ‘porch pirates’ to look for crimes of opportunity like stealing delivered packages from the outside of your home. Here are a few helpful safety…

Latest CPD Publications

2020 Internal Affairs Report

The Office of Professional Standard’s Internal Affairs Unit produces an annual report to inform citizens about incidents of officer-involved shootings, use of force, vehicle pursuits, officer-involved collisions and complaints of misconduct. The report provides a complete overview of our internal affairs activities along with supporting data and information.

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Public Data Initiative

The Columbia Police Department’s Public Data Initiative provides accessible, convenient and transparent information for those seeking details about our operations.

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Midlands Most Wanted

Help us stop crime by viewing the current list of suspects.

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Runaway Investigations

In an effort to locate juveniles who have been reported as runaways by family members, guardians or the SC Department of Social Services, the Columbia Police Department (CPD) is highlighting ongoing investigations.

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