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Crimestoppers: Burglary and Assault Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) Investigators are releasing a composite sketch of a possible suspect in connection with a recent home burglary and assault investigation. The incident happened on October 30,…

City of Columbia s 41st Annual Veterans Day Parade | Traffic Notification

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The City of Columbia s 41st Annual Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, November 11. The parade, known as one of the Southeast's largest Veterans Day parades, will begin…

Male Arrested in Animal Cruelty Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have arrested a man who had outstanding warrants for animal cruelty. 27-year-old Willie McKinnon (DOB: 8-19-1992) is charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty. McKinnon and…

Crimestoppers: Burglary Suspect Wanted

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) Property Crimes investigators have outstanding arrest warrants for a man wanted in connection with a burglary investigation. 56-year-old Jackie Lee Evans is accused of breaking into…

Collision Update | North Main & Elmwood Avenue

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The Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) continues to investigate an early morning collision that occurred at the intersection of North Main Street and Elmwood Avenue. The collision…

As the temperatures are expected to dip tonight & early tomorrow morning, here's a friendly reminder on how to avoid warm-up thefts. #WeCare #CommunitySafety

#Crimestoppers Recognize this guy or truck? The suspect is accused of breaking into an unlocked Nissan Maxima on Springway Dr. & swiping expensive power tools & a credit card that was fraudulently used at a Garners Ferry Rd. gas station. CALL @MidlandsCrime 888-CRIME-SC w/info.

#Crimestoppers: #CPDSCInvestigates A burglary & assault case in which an elderly female victim was physically assaulted. Do you recognize the man in this composite sketch? @MidlandsCrime

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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