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Several Arrests Made in Shooting Investigation – Linden Street

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have arrested two males and two females in connection with today’s isolated shooting incident on Linden Street. 36-year-old Chardae N. Collins, 31-year-old Breandre T. Douglas,…

Crimestoppers: Criminal Sexual Conduct Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators with the Special Victims Unit (SVU) are releasing surveillance pictures of a male criminal sexual conduct suspect. The man is accused of breaking into the…

Additional Arrest Made in Burglary, Assault & Kidnapping Investigation at the Colony Apartments

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have made another arrest in connection with Monday's assault investigation at the Colony Apartments. 36-year-old Natalie Thompson turned herself in to CPD officers today.  She's…

Two Additional Arrests Made in Colony Apartments Assault, Burglary & Kidnapping Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have arrested two additional females in connection with the isolated assault that occurred in North Columbia on Monday afternoon. 23-year-old Lisa Dickson and 22-year-old Juquashia…

Female Arrested in Colony Apartment Assault Investigation; Additional Arrests Pending

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have charged a 21-year-old female in connection with an isolated assault investigation that occurred in North Columbia yesterday afternoon. Shanique N. Branham is housed at…

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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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