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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.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Fall 2021

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For the second time this year, the Columbia Police Department (CPD) is participating in the National Prescription Take Back Day event which is set for Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.…

Gang Member Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Charge

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On behalf of CPD partner, the United States Attorney's Office (South Carolina): Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart, announced today that Kevin Shacqile Roney, a/k/a “Kevo,” a/k/a “Valentine Roney,”…

PUBLIC NOTICE: Upcoming Accreditation Assessment

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The Columbia Police Department (CPD) is scheduled for a site-based assessment as part of its voluntary participation in a national program to maintain law enforcement accreditation by verifying it meets…

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment on CPD Services & Procedures

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A team of from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA ®) will examine all aspects of the Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) policy and procedures, management, operations,…

Missing Person

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Investigators with the Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Special Victims Unit (SVU) are searching for a missing 33-year-old man. Lydell Anthony Keith, Junior was reported missing by his father on August…

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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.

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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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