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A career with the Columbia Police Department is like no other job or experience.  It offers excitement, a sense of accomplishment, job satisfaction, teamwork, opportunities for growth with promotion and excellent salary and benefits. Join your Columbia Police Department and make an extraordinary difference in your community.

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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.

Chief Holbrook’s Statement on Death of Tyre Nichols Ahead of Release of Police Body-Worn Camera Video in Memphis, Tennessee

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"The brutal beating and subsequent death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols at the hands of five police officers in Memphis, Tennessee is both indefensible and criminal. The incident captured on police…

Former Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Cadet Charged with Traffic Offense  

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) officers have arrested and charged a former Lexington County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) probationary cadet in connection with an off-duty collision that critically…

CPD Charges Three People in Five Points Narcotics Investigation

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The Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) Organized Crime and Narcotics (OCN) Unit officers have charged three people in connection with a Five Points drug investigation. According to Police Chief W. H.…

Man Charged with Unauthorized Removal of Dead Body

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have charged a 26-year-old man in connection with an initial suspicious death investigation. Devante Antonio Dinkins is charged with the Unauthorized Removal of a Dead…

Columbia Gang Member Sentenced to 46 months in Federal Prison for Firearms Offenses

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From our partner, the United States Attorney's Office - District of South Carolina: COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA —David Bryant III, 25, of Columbia, was sentenced to more than 46 months in federal…

Happening now: Free gun locks for anyone! ⁦@ProjChildSafe⁩ ⁦@ColumbiaPDSC⁩ ⁦@RCSD⁩ at St. Paul Baptist at 4517 North Main Street.

And here's a video we first shared with you last year on how to properly use a gun lock:

And here's  a video we first shared with you last year on how to properly use a gun lock:
Columbia Police Dept @ColumbiaPDSC

Here’s a video to help you properly secure a firearm with a gun lock. Thanks to #ColumbiaPDSC Lt. J. Brink for his expertise. Reminder, we have free gun locks for you. (See previous tweets) ⬇️

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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