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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.

Drunk Driving – Hit & Run Arrest

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Officers with the Columbia Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit have arrested a man accused of driving drunk and crashing a vehicle into an occupied home.  Preliminary information by the TSU…

Crimestoppers: Unsolved Homicide Investigations

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. 'Skip' Holbrook continues to encourage citizens to call Crimestoppers with information that can help solve murder investigations.  Currently, the Columbia Police Department's Violent Crimes Against Persons…

COVID-19 Health Alert Information Cards

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At the direction of Columbia Police Chief W.H. "Skip" Holbrook, the following health alert cards will be distributed by Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers to aid in the reinforcement of…

Columbia City Council Enacts Stay Home Stay Safe Emergency Order (Ordinance 2020-034) Effective Sunday, March 29

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On behalf of City of Columbia Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin's Office: Columbia City Council has declared an emergency order enacting a Stay Home Stay Safe order, which will become effective…

Columbia City Council Declares Curfew Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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From City of Columbia Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin's Office: Columbia City Council has confirmed Mayor Steve Benjamin’s State of Emergency declaration of a city-wide curfew (Ordinance #2020-031) that will go…

#ColumbiaPDSC Update: Bond denied for 21-year-old Saequez Morris in connection w/shooting a male acquaintance at Dorrah Street after an on-going argument last week. Morris is charged w/attempted murder.

A Prosperity man was charged for causing this collision at a Chestnut Street home. Learn more about the #ColumbiaPDSC #TrafficSafetyUnit investigation here:

Sending big smiles & positive vibes from this handsome & loyal #ColumbiaPDSC officer. #WoofWednesday

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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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