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Two Teenagers Arrested in Shooting Investigation | Granby Mills Apartments

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The Columbia Police Department (CPD) has charged two teenagers in connection with an overnight shooting investigation at Granby Mills Apartments. According to Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, Richard Gainey III…

Crimestoppers: ATM Burglary Investigation

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Columbia Police Department (CPD) Investigators are releasing surveillance pictures of at least three suspects accused of damaging automated teller machines at two banks and stealing thousands of dollars in cash…

Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council Unanimously Approves Emergency Ordinance Extending Mask Face Coverings and Temporary Suspension of Meetings  

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On behalf of the City of Columbia's Public Relations Department: Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance that extends the temporary suspension of the normal…

Crimestoppers: 2012 Hit and Run Incident Anniversary

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Columbia Police Chief W. H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook encourages citizens to call Crimestoppers with information regarding a 2012 hit and run incident that seriously injured a cardiac nurse. On September 16, 2012, 24-year-old…

Update: Arrests Made in Fatal Shooting Investigation | Catawba Circle

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The Columbia Police Department announces the arrests of two males in connection with the fatal shooting that occurred outside Rivers Edge Apartments last week. According to Police Chief W.H. “Skip”…

Who fatally shot Emmitt Hart? Yesterday marked the year anniversary of his tragic death.
Call @MidlandsCrime w/anonymous info about his case & other murder investigations that lack tips from the public.

Join us 07-30-2020 for our 1st virtual #coffeewithacop event on Facebook Live at 10AM. We'll have South Region staff hosting w/ Cpt. Blendowski, Lt. Wesley & Ofc. Frier! #columbiapdsc

Cont'd: Suspect Shearon is charged w/assault & battery, burglary, kidnapping & armed robbery. All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Latest CPD Publications

2019 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 2019 investigations.

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