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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.

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Two Additional Arrests Made in Colony Apartments Assault & 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…

The Columbia Police Department Pledges to Advance Women in Policing to Improve Public Safety, Community Outcomes, and Trust in Law Enforcement

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The Columbia Police Department joins more than 35 other law enforcement agencies in signing the 30x30 Pledge – an effort to advance the representation and experiences of women in all…

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2021

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The Columbia Police Department (CPD) is participating once again in the National Prescription Take Back Day event set for this Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. CPD is partnering…

CPD’s Victim Advocate Supervisor Receives Community Partner Award

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Congratulations to the Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Law Enforcement Victim Advocate (LEVA) Supervisor Tréssa Dixon on being a recipient of the Community Partner award through the Gamecocks Stand Up Hero…

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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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