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Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council Unanimously Approves Emergency Ordinance Extending Mask Face Coverings and Temporary Suspension of Meetings

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City of Columbia's Public Relations Department | Tuesday, August 04, 2020 Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance that extends the temporary suspension of the…

American Flag Mural Defaced with Graffiti

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) South Region officers are working to determine who is responsible for defacing a mural in Five Points. An officer found graffiti on the American flag mural…

Fatal Pedestrian Collision | Clemson Road @ Interstate-20

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The Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) continues to investigate a fatal collision involving a male pedestrian. TSU officers responded to the Clemson Road and Interstate-20 at approximately…

One Year Anniversary of Fatal Shooting at LakeShore Village Apartments

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July 28, 2020, marked the year anniversary of the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Emmitt Hart at Lakeshore Village Apartments. Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators continue to ask the public for…

ATM Armed Robbery Suspect Wanted in Columbia Arrested in California  

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook announces that a man wanted in connection with an automated teller machine armed robbery investigation has been arrested in California. Anthony Bernard Hopkins, Junior…

Who fatally shot Emmitt Hart? Yesterday marked the year anniversary of his tragic death.
Call @MidlandsCrime w/anonymous info about his case & other murder investigations that lack tips from the public.

Join us 07-30-2020 for our 1st virtual #coffeewithacop event on Facebook Live at 10AM. We'll have South Region staff hosting w/ Cpt. Blendowski, Lt. Wesley & Ofc. Frier! #columbiapdsc

Cont'd: Suspect Shearon is charged w/assault & battery, burglary, kidnapping & armed robbery. All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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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.

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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 2019 investigations.

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