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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.

Arrest Made in Fatal Stabbing Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have arrested a 42-year-old man in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man last month. Andra Goodwin was arrested this morning by CPD officers…

Two Suspected Overdose Deaths on Millwood this Weekend

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The Columbia Police Department (CPD) and the Richland County Coroner’s Office (RCCO) continue to investigate the suspicious deaths of two males found on Millwood Avenue on Sunday, May 29, 2022.…

Fan the Heat Program 2022

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The Columbia Police Department (CPD) will kick off the 2022 Fan the Heat program tomorrow, June 1 through Labor Day (September 5) 2022. File Photo: Chief Holbrook and Sergeant Smalls…

Columbia Man with Aggravated Assault and Kidnapping Record Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge

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On behalf of the United States Attorney's Office - District of South Carolina: CONTACT PERSON:  Derek Shoemake, Public Information Officer, U.S. Attorney’s Office, [email protected], (843) 813-0982. COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA —Alexander Lee…

Adult and Teen Charged in Firearms Investigation

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May 26, 2022   ** Update **  The adult suspect in this case, La'Kenyatta Moore-Rhodes faces two additional charges under the City of Columbia Ordinances: Carrying Weapons, Hate Intimidation While inside the…

Latest CPD Publications

2020 Internal Affairs Report

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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