CPD sees largest class of recruits in several years


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 »

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 »

“Undefeated” – a story of a police officer & his youth basketball team

Standing on the sideline of the court, dressed in his uniform and equipped for duty, Officer Justin Anthony gave directions to his team. They were down by one with just over six seconds on the clock. Their opponents were preparing to shoot a free throw. Read More »