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CPD Press Releases.

United States Attorney’s Office Working with Federal, State, and Local Partners to Protect Peaceful Protests

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On behalf of our partner agency, the United States Attorney's Office For South Carolina: United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the…

Joint News Release from CPD & RCSD Regarding Weekend Protest Arrests

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The Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia Police Department announce the arrest of a 19-year-old man, who was illegally carrying a pistol and an estimated 70 rounds of ammo…

Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council Unanimously Approved an Emergency Ordinance For a Curfew

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Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance for a curfew that is effective as of 6 p.m. on today, May 30, 2020 through 6 a.m.…

CPD’s Traffic Safety Unit to Conduct Public Safety Checkpoint | May 29, 2020

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The Columbia Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit will conduct a public safety checkpoint in areas of North Columbia tomorrow, May 29, 2020. In addition to addressing citizen's concerns, officers will…

Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting Investigation | Fern Avenue

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Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces that investigators have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting and ShotSpotter alert earlier this week. Delrico Edmonds (DOB: 8-12-1990)…

Saluting all of the @CityofColumbia partners for helping #ColumbiaPDSC officers have peace of mind as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here's the City's news release w/more info:
https://t.co/eiK3F35vTa

Good news for 29203 residents who’ve been hard hit by ⚠️COVID-19. Thousands of protective masks will be passed out courtesy of ⁦@SenatorTimScott⁩ & ⁦@OkraMedical⁩. ⁦@ServeAndConnect⁩ & North Columbia Youth Empowerment Initiative will help w/distribution.

Good news. Normal traffic flow has resumed at Huger Street from Gervais to Pendleton Streets after a downed power line caused brief delays.

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.

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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 2019 investigations.

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