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Special Victims Unit (SVU) Investigator Wins Award for Child Advocacy

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Columbia Police Chief William H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces that a Special Victim’s Unit (SVU) Investigator has received a prestigious award for his child advocacy. Inv. Hass with award presenter, Dr.…

Protecting Your Holiday Packages

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The Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Property Crime Unit is sending you a friendly reminder to protect valuable holiday packages that are delivered to your home. Today is National Package Protection…

Phone Scam Notification

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers are offering several tips to keep you from falling for recent phone scams that often become more frequent during the holiday season. This afternoon, a…

Update: Burglary Suspect Arrested

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) Property Crimes investigators have arrested a 56-year-old man in connection with a burglary investigation. Jackie Lee Evans turned himself in to CPD investigators today. He's charged…

Additional Charge Filed Against Man Accused in Deadly Child Abuse Case

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have charged a 23-year-old man accused in last week's child abuse death with animal cruelty. Bobby Ramos, Junior (DOB: 6-1-1996) has also been charged with…

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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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