The Columbia Police Department is an integral part of the community, and it’s very important that our community feels connected to the police department. The nearly 400 officers are well educated, well trained, motivated to serve and, above all, respectful of the people they are sworn to protect. View Crime Prevention Tips

The partnership with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department is just one example of that commitment, ensuring seamless protection across jurisdictional lines and providing maximum safety for everyone throughout the Columbia area. View the 2016 CPD Annual Report.