The Organized Crime and Narcotics Unit (OCN) is responsible for investigating vice, organized crime, illegal drugs, and conducting intelligence related to such activities.
The function of OCN, as it relates to vice, is to provide enforcement of activities associated with prostitution, gambling, illegal use and sale of controlled substances, illegal alcohol sales and the distribution/sale of pornographic materials.
The Sergeant in charge of OCN is responsible for coordinating and overseeing vice control and enforcement. He reports to the Captain of the Criminal Investigations Unit.
The Columbia Police Department is committed to combating organized crime and vice activities. All Department members are responsible for recognizing, observing and reporting actions/incidents related to organized crime and/or vice incidents.