Become an active shooter response training instructor!

The Columbia Police Department and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Training Instructor Certification to Columbia, Mo. on Thursday, May 3 through Friday, May 4. The course will be held at the Columbia Police Department Regional Training Center located at 5001 Read More »

Sessions FULL for the Active Shooter/Violent Intruder Response Training on April 21

-SESSIONS ARE FULL- (Please check back for future sessions.) On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Columbia Police Department will host two more FREE training sessions related to an active shooter/violent intruder response. These sessions are open to local leaders of churches, schools, hospitals, businesses, and Read More »

CPD sees largest class of recruits in several years

12/15/17 Eight shining Columbia Police badges were pinned this morning over the hearts of Law Enforcement Training Institute graduates. It was the largest class of recruits for the department in several years. “Each of them are focused and committed to serving this community,” says Sgt. Read More »

Winter Driving Tips

Driving on Ice/Snow: 1.) Drive slowly and leave three times more space than usual between you and another car in front of you.2.) Turn on your headlights for visibility not only for you but for other drivers.3.) Use low gears especially on hills. 4.) Be Read More »

Crime Alert: Thefts from motor vehicles on the rise

Columbia citizens have had over $332,000 worth of property stolen from motor vehicles this year, and the number continues to increase. Since January 1, 2017, the Columbia Police Department has taken 655 reports of thefts from motor vehicles. That is 207 more reports than the Read More »