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2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report highlights some of the department’s noteworthy accomplishments throughout the year and documents our progress in meeting the goals and objectives outlined in our five-year strategic plan.

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.

Mayor Steve Benjamin Announces New Communications Technology for First Responders

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On behalf of City of Columbia Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin's Office: Contact: Taylor Wright, Office of the Mayor | [email protected] | 803-719-0036 COLUMBIA, S.C. (August 19, 2019) – The City of…

Crimestoppers: Fatal Shooting Investigation | Beaumont Street

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces that CPD officers are investigating the fatal shooting of a 55-year-old man. CPD officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert at 3304 Beaumont Street…

Female Charged with Attempted Murder

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have arrested a 23-year-old female in connection with an attempted murder investigation. Marissa Banks (DOB: 12-29-1995) turned her in to CPD officers on Tuesday and…

Two Arrested in Narcotics and Weapons Investigation

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Officers assigned to the Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Organized Crime and Narcotics (OCN) Unit have arrested a couple accused of trafficking narcotics and illegally possessing weapons. Today, officers assigned to…

Crimestoppers: Fatal Shooting Death Investigation

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces that CPD officers are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old male. The incident happened at the 2100 block of Slighs Avenue at…

Thanks to ⁦@wis10⁩ ⁦@SamWISTV⁩ for interviewing Chief Holbrook about the department’s recruiting & retention plan for attracting officers to #CPDSC. Plus, at 5:30, in addition to unsolved homicides Chief explains another crime category that concerns him.

Here's more information on how @FirstNet helps first responders in @cityofcolumbia.

Deputy Chief Melron Kelly about ⁦@FirstNet⁩ “When we have big events, we are able to communicate uninterrupted. We’ve already rolled it out & we know it works. Every officer has a smart phone with ⁦@FirstNet⁩ capabilities. We have first priority.”

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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

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