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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.

Arrest Made in Fatal Apartment Shooting Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have arrested an 18-year-old male in connection with last month’s isolated shooting death of a teenager at an apartment complex. Travis Gilmore, Junior is charged…

Man Charged with Two Crimes on the Same Day

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) Investigators arrests a man for kidnapping at an apartment complex shortly after an armed robbery at a local convenience store. Marcas Griffin is housed at the…

**Additional Weekend Traffic Notifications ~ Saturday, April 30, 2022 **

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Here's information about additional weekend events that may affect travel plans.  ~ Curing Kids Cancer Fire Truck Pull ~ 2100 Lady Street ~ 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Main Street…

Columbia Police Department Maintains National Accreditation by CALEA

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The Columbia Police Department (CPD) was awarded national accreditation on April 2, 2022 by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEAÒ) in the Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. CPD…

** Traffic Notification ~ NoMa Open Streets Event

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The Earlwood Community and the Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee is sponsoring NoMa Open Streets set for Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. As a result, there will…

Latest CPD Publications

2020 Internal Affairs Report

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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