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Arson Investigation in Columbia, Missouri

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Arson Investigation in Columbia, Missouri

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Arson investigation in Columbia, Missouri, benefits from a partnership between Columbia Fire Department staff and a specially trained detective from the Columbia Police Department.

Snowfighters: Dry Snow Run

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Snowfighters: Dry Snow Run

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Each year, in preparation for potential winter weather, maintenance personnel from Public Works and other departments attend an all-day training session that begins with equipment orientation, snow plowing instruction...

CPD Officer Profile: Keisha Edwards

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CPD Officer Profile: Keisha Edwards

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School Resource Officer Keisha Edwards describes her "non-traditional" police work at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, MO.

Strategic Plan Leaders: Public Safety

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Strategic Plan Leaders: Public Safety

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Police Chief Ken Burton and the Public Safety team search for ways to make the community safe so citizens can work, learn and play no matter where they live in Columbia. The team’s goal is to improve citizen satisfact...

Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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"Homelessness is a complex problem, but homelessness is a fixable problem," says Steve Hollis, Columbia’s Manager of Human Services. "The first step is putting someone into a home." Homelessness is a reality that tho...

Overcoming Police Bias

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Overcoming Police Bias

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All people, even well-intentioned people, have bias. To reduce police bias in our community, the Columbia Police Department is adopting a new way of policing called fair and impartial policing. Sgt. Michael Hestir re...

Building Inclusive Communities

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Building Inclusive Communities

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As part of the Strategic Plan emphasis on Social Equity, classes developed by St. Louis-based National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) are being offered to city employees through the Department of Health a...

College Park Traffic Calming

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College Park Traffic Calming

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Columbia's Public Works Department recently worked with residents to come up with a traffic calming solution on College Park Drive.

CPD-NAACP Joint Press Conference

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CPD-NAACP Joint Press Conference

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In a collaborative effort to address the growing violence nationwide, a press conference was held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Columbia government Center. Speakers at the confe...

East Neighborhood BBQ Promo

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East Neighborhood BBQ Promo

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Residents who live within the East Priority Neighborhood are invited to a community barbecue. Saturday July 16, 2016 Indian Hills Park 3 p.m.–-6 p.m. Parks and Recreation staff will be on hand to assist with events....