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Arrest Made in Fatal Stabbing Incident – Fallings Springs Road | Ardincaple Drive

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook announces the arrest of a 14-year-old male in connection with yesterday’s fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old male in North Columbia. CPD investigators have arrested…

Update: Second Arrest Made in Fatal Byron Road Shooting

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces a second arrest in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred on Byron Road last week. This evening, suspect Rashu Ahemn (DOB: 7-24-1991)…

Arrest Made in Byron Road Fatal Shooting; Additional Suspect Wanted

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred on Byron Road last week. Donald Moore (DOB: 12-17-1992) is charged with Murder,…

Statement Released about August 2019 Officer-Involved Shooting in Response to Attorney’s Press Conference

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Earlier today, an attorney representing assault suspect Sir Brandon Legette conducted a news conference, which was carried live by local news outlets.  The news conference addressed an August 2019 Columbia…

City of Columbia Public Relations Department Releases Face Mask Ordinance Information

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The mask ordinance that was passed by City Council on Tuesday June 23, 2020 will take effect tomorrow Friday, June 26. In an effort to help familiarize Columbia citizens and…

#ColumbiaPDSC: Work continues to restore power at Richland & Assembly Sts after an early morning, single car collision. Area remains temporarily closed. The driver who hit a power pole did not suffer life-threatening injuries. He was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

One person is at the hospital after a single car collision-Richland & Assembly Sts. Traffic lights are out after driver struck power poles. @DominionEnergy & #ColumbiaPDSC traffic officers are on scene. Northbound Assembly at Laurel blocked. Cause is being investigated.

The City of Columbia is giving out free face masks to citizens at several locations while supplies last.

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2018 Internal Affairs Report

We understand that every interaction a Columbia Police Officer has with a member of the public, whether through an enforcement action or community engagement, is an opportunity to build trust and legitimacy, enhance the reputation of the police department and increase citizen satisfaction with the services we provide. 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.

Additional CPD Information.

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 2019 investigations.

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