A career with the Columbia Police Department is like no other job or experience. It offers excitement, a sense of accomplishment, job satisfaction, teamwork, opportunities for growth with promotion and excellent salary and benefits. Join your Columbia Police Department and make an extraordinary difference in your community.
Chief W. H. “Skip” Holbrook
On behalf of the dedicated employees of the Columbia Police Department, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. I hope you find it informative and helpful in getting to know more about the Columbia Police Department, our employees, and the services we offer.
CPD Press Releases.
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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.
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.