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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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Crimestoppers: Homicide Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers are investigating the homicide of a 94-year-old female. At approximately 3:00 p.m. on September 18, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Calhoun…

Chief Holbrook Promotes Two Columbia Police Commanders to the Rank of Major

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. "Skip" Holbrook has promoted two police officers to the rank of Major. Major Chris White with Chief Holbrook and Deputy Chief Kelly Their new roles take…

Columbia Man Sentenced to 18 months in Federal Prison for Gun Charge

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On behalf of our federal partner, The United States Attorney's Office - District of South Carolina Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced that Willie Franklin Evans, 59, of…

Crimestoppers Billboards to Aid in Solving 2021 Hit and Run Incident

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Today marks the nine-year anniversary of a hit and run incident that seriously injured a cardiac nurse who worked at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital (now Prisma Health). In a valuable…

Crimestoppers: Fatal Shooting Investigation (McQueen Street)

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators continue to follow leads in this weekend’s fatal shooting of a 16-year-old male. Officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of McQueen Street shortly before…

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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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