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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.

Man Charged in Gambling Operation Investigation

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Investigators with the Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Organized Crime and Narcotics (OCN) have charged a 53-year-old man in connection with running an illegal gambling operation. Anthony Bernard Hopkins (DOB: 12-10-1968)…

Teen Charged in Attempted Murder Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have charged a teenager in connection with a shooting  that injured a 15-year-old male earlier this summer. 19-year-old Jentry McCombs was arrested today and charged…

Crimestoppers: Update – Attempted Murder Suspect Wanted

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have identified a male suspect wanted in connection with a convenience store shooting last month. Warrants for the arrest of 19-year-old Rayonne Ashford  have been…

Crimestoppers: Update: Fatal Shooting Investigation | Harden Street Extension

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have identified a murder suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a 37-year-old man earlier this summer. Warrants for the arrest of Obadiah Sabur-Jabbar…

Update: Missing Person Investigation (Shauna Brown)

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After enlisting the assistance of multiple neighboring law enforcement agencies in the search for missing nurse Shauna Brown, the Georgia State Patrol has located a wrecked vehicle matching the description…

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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