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CPD Press Releases.

Crimestoppers: Active Arrest Warrants in Fatal Shooting Investigation (Cardamon Court)

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have murder arrest warrants for the suspect wanted in connection with last month’s shooting in the Capital Heights neighborhood. Officers are searching for 17-year-old Javion…

Update: Man Arrested in Scam Investigation

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Investigators with the Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) Property Crimes Unit (PCU) have arrested a man in connection with a scam investigation. 44-year-old Tyron Bethea is charged with Obtaining Property Under…

Three Men from NC Arrested After Attempted Catalytic Converter Theft

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Three men from Charlotte, North Carolina are in jail tonight in connection with attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle in South Columbia. At approximately 4:00 a.m.today, Columbia…

Crimestoppers: Construction Scam

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Investigators with the Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Property Crimes Unit (PCU) are releasing a picture to help identify a wanted suspect in connection with a scam investigation. CPD has an…

Male Charged in Three Separate Armed Robbery Investigations

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have charged a 20-year-old male in connection with three separate armed robbery investigations after pretending to be interested in buying items for sale in the…

Latest CPD Publications

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.

Additional CPD Information.

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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