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Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting Incident –  Sandalewood Court  

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers announce the arrest of a 22-year-old man in connection with a fatal overnight shooting investigation. According to W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, Darius D. Jackson, Junior is…

Code Enforcement Officer’s Home Destroyed in Fire

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On October 9, 2020, Code Enforcement Officer Rodrick White lost his home and belongings to a fire. Relatives have set up a Go Fund Me account to help the family…

Update: Arrests Made in Fatal Shooting Incident – Colleton Street Murder Suspect Sought

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have arrested two females in connection with a fatal shooting investigation that occurred over the summer at Gable Oaks Apartments. According to Columbia Police Chief…

Update: Arrest Made in Rosewood Drive Fatal Shooting Investigation

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The Columbia Police Department (CPD) announces an arrest in the isolated fatal shooting on Rosewood Drive that occurred over the weekend. According to Columbia Police Chief W.H. "Skip" Holbrook, Ra’Keesh…

Update: Woman Charged in Animal Cruelty Case

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) have arrested a female in connection with an animal cruelty case. Kimberly Nelson (DOB: 2-1-1978) turned herself in to CPD officers on October 7, 2020 and…

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2019 Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights some of the Department’s noteworthy accomplishments throughout the year and documents our progress in meeting the goals and objectives outlined in our five-year strategic plan.

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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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