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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.

Murder Arrests – Colleton Street

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have made two arrests in connection with the death of a 22-year-old man who was shot on Colleton Street yesterday afternoon. According to Richland County…

Crimestoppers: Fatal Hit and Run Incident Involving a Pedestrian

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The Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) is now investigating a hit and run involving a pedestrian as a fatal incident. According to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts,…

Columbia Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Carjacking

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On behalf of the United States Attorney's Office - District of South Carolina:  Columbia, South Carolina ---- Acting United States Attorney A. Lance Crick announced today that Shawkeem Reese, 20,…

Crimestoppers: Hit and Run Involving a Pedestrian

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The Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) officers are encouraging citizens to call Crimestoppers with information regarding a hit and run investigation involving a pedestrian. Officers are releasing…

Columbia Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Carjacking

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On behalf of the United States Attorney's Office - District of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina ---- Acting United States Attorney A. Lance Crick announced today that Shawkeem Reese, 20,…

Sgt. McCoy has plenty of reasons to smile. She's spearheading our efforts for the 2020 SC Law Enforcement #SpecialOlympics Torch Run. Today's kickoff at the State House showcased last year's success when SC police agencies, including #columbiapdsc raised more than $1 million.

Here are a few things drivers 🚙can do to avoid distracted driving: Finish your 🍟🥪 before getting behind the wheel, program your GPS 🌎ahead of time, and complete any text or call prior 📱to vehicle movement.

#columbiapdsc Deputy Chief Melron Kelly speaking with residents along the Empowerment for Peace Walk.

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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