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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.

Murder Arrest | Fairfield Road Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have arrested a 52-year-old man in connection with a death investigation at a local motel. Bobby Sabb is currently housed at the Alvin S. Glenn…

Crimestoppers: Suspicious Death Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder of a man who was found inside a motel room over the weekend. Shortly before noon on…

Fan the Heat Program

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Since its inception in 1995, the Columbia Police Department’s Fan the Heat program has assisted more than 7,000 Columbia citizens. The department’s Fan the Heat program was established to assist…

Death Investigation | Fairfield Road

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of a man who was found inside a motel room over the weekend. Officers were dispatched…

Crimestoppers: Joint Investigation Regarding Recent Fires

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The Columbia Police and Fire Departments are investigating the causes of three fires that occurred in the Booker-Washington Heights neighborhood. Thankfully, no one was injured during the incidents. While investigators…

Latest CPD Publications

2019 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 ongoing investigations.

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