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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 Sexual Assault Investigation

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces the arrest of an 18-year-old male in connection with a sexual assault investigation. Garrett Kennard (DOB: 6-4-2001) is housed at the Alvin S.…

Crimestoppers: Stolen Vehicle Investigation (Surveillance Video of Suspect)

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators with the Property Crimes Unit are releasing surveillance video of a male suspect caught stealing a vehicle in an effort to identify him. Veterans 1…

Arrest Made in Attempted Murder Investigation (Alcott Drive)

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces the arrest of a 33-year-old suspect in connection with the shooting of a man in North Columbia earlier this week. A judge has…

Arrest Made in Alcott Drive Fatal Shooting

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Columbia Police Chief W. H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces the arrest of a 28-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting in North Columbia from earlier this week. Orlando Gladney (DOB:…

Arrest Made in Deadly Shooting Investigation (Rose Drive)

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook announces the arrest of a 49-year-old man in connection with yesterday’s deadly shooting investigation in South Columbia. Craig Lamar Edwards (DOB: 8-26-1970) is housed…

#ColumbiaPDSC Property Crimes Investigators are working to identify this man. He's accused of breaking into a local store at 7520 Garners Ferry Road last month at least two times & stealing cigarettes & other merchandise. Recognize him? Call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Great effort by #TeamCPD at the 2020 Mayor's Black History Month Basketball Tournament!

POWERFUL article in the @postandcourier today from Serve & Connect board member and @ColumbiaPDSC Deputy Chief @MelronK. We are so inspired by his leadership.

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Latest CPD Publications

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.

Additional CPD Information.

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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