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Update: Man Charged After Barricading Himself Inside Hotel

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have charged the 27-year-old male who barricaded himself inside a hotel last week with an incident that occurred last year in North Columbia. On November…

Driver Charged in Serious Collision

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The Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Traffic Safety Unit has arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with a serious collision over the weekend. Willie Shuler (DOB: 9-23-1980) turned himself in to…

COVID-19 Exposure Notification 11.21.2020

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A staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 at the City of Columbia Municipal Court. The Municipal Court will be closed the week of November 22nd as previously scheduled and…

Female Arrested in Animal Cruelty Case

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have arrested a female in connection with an animal cruelty case. Takil Shana Morris (DOB: 1-7-1992) is charged with Animal Abuse. Morris has been released…

Crimestoppers: Missing Adult | Ashley Lane Till

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Investigators with the Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) Special Victims Unit (SVU) are searching for a 49-year-old woman who’s been reported missing by her family. Ashley Lane Till last spoke with…

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2019 Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights some of the Department’s noteworthy accomplishments throughout the year and documents our progress in meeting the goals and objectives outlined in our five-year strategic plan.

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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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