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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.

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CPD Officers Receive LEON Award for Life-Saving Efforts

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The opioid epidemic is a confirmed public health emergency in South Carolina, with overdose rates continuing to rise significantly each year. In 2020,  there were more than 1, 700 confirmed…

$1 Million Bond Set for Armed Robbery and Burglary Suspect

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A judge has set a $1 million bond for a 56-year-old man accused of robbing a store clerk at gunpoint and breaking into two businesses and stealing merchandise.  William F.…

Second Arrest Made in 2018 Murder Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have arrested, charged and extradited a 21-year-old male in connection with a 2018 fatal shooting investigation. Police Chief W. H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces that Dashawn…

Man Arrested after Overnight Standoff

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** Update ** Franklin is also charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. As of November 7, 2022, he remained in jail on a $150,000…

Teenagers Graduate from Columbia Police Department’s Explorer Program

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Congratulations to three Midlands students for their successful participation in the Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) law enforcement preparatory classes called the Explorer Program. Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook congratulated the…

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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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