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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.

Update: Two Teens Arrested in Murder Investigation – Two Notch Road

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have arrested two teenagers in connection with a fatal shooting on Two Notch Road last month. A 16-year-old male who turned himself in to CPD…

Man Arrested in Criminal Sexual Conduct Investigation

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The Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Special Victims Unit (SVU) has arrested a Richland School District Two employee in connection with a criminal sexual conduct investigation. John Meredith Jennings turned himself…

Man Charged in Criminal Sexual Conduct Investigation

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The Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) Special Victims Unit (SVU) investigators have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with a burglary and criminal sexual conduct investigation from last month.  Tamar Nance…

Fatal Shooting Investigation | Musgroves Mill Lane

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators continue to determine the person (s) responsible for yesterday's fatal shooting near Caughman Road, as well as a motive for the crime. Officers were dispatched…

Update: Cardamon Court Shooting Investigation

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The Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigation regarding last week's fatal shooting on Cardamon Court continues.  As part of the case, investigators remain in consultation with the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office.…

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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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