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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.

City of Columbia Parking Services Modifies Parking Operations in Conjunction with Public Safety Plans

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On behalf of the City of Columbia Public Relations Department: The Parking Services Division will modify its operations on Sunday, January 17, 2021 and Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Public/Visitor parking…

Crimestoppers: Missing Person

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Investigators the Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Special Victim's Unit (SVU) would like you to call Crimestoppers if you know the whereabouts of 44-year-old Latisha Duncan. She was reported missing on…

Two Arrested in Scam Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) Property Crime investigators have arrested two people in connection with a fake business deal at the real cost of $30,000. Dennis R. Gadson  and Shannon N.…

Police Chief Holbrook’s Statement Regarding Local Safety & Security for 2021 Presidential Inauguration

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"The Columbia Police Department (CPD) is working with state and federal partners to monitor and engage in intelligence gathering related to events leading up to and including Inauguration Day 2021.…

Crimestoppers: Domestic Violence Suspect Being Sought

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Investigators with the Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Special Victims Unit (SVU) have active arrest warrants for a man accused of physically assaulting two women. 34-year-old Rodney Xavier Gilliam is being…

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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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