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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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Crimestoppers: Shooting Investigation – Suspect and Vehicle Sought

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The Columbia Police Department's (CPD) Crime Gun Intelligence Unit (CGIU) officers are working to identify a male suspect accused of shooting at another vehicle while driving. Thankfully, no one was…

Fatal Shooting Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators are following leads in a fatal shooting that occurred last week. On November 23, 2021, officers responded to 1155 Clemson Frontage Road (Companion at the…

Missing Person UPDATE from Richland County Coroner’s Office

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT: Jeffrey Lampkin, PIO   (803) 381-2266 11/23/21 9:30 AM RICHLAND COUNTY, SC Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford is confirming that the body discovered at…

Missing Person

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Investigators with the Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) Special Victims Unit (SVU) are searching for a missing 22-year-old man. Michael Benjamin Keen was reported missing on November 21, 2021. His father…

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with an isolated shooting incident that happened earlier this month. Diamante Watts was located this morning on Marshal…

Latest CPD Publications

2020 Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights some of the Department’s noteworthy accomplishments throughout the year and documents our progress in meeting the goals and objectives outlined in our five-year strategic plan.

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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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