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. … Continue reading CPD sees largest class of recruits in several years

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 … Continue reading Winter Driving Tips

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 … Continue reading Crime Alert: Thefts from motor vehicles on the rise

“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. … Continue reading “Undefeated” – a story of a police officer & his youth basketball team

Find a Coffee with a Cop event near you!

This year, officers from the Columbia Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend! Details about the upcoming events are listed below. Coffee with … Continue reading Find a Coffee with a Cop event near you!