Chief’s Message

A message from the Chief of Police Ken Burton

 “The Columbia Police Department is dedicated to achieving excellence in public safety by providing superior customer service and encouraging community involvement. The information provided on this site is intended to provide an overview of the Department’s structure and the programs and services we provide.

The men and women of the Columbia Police Department are committed to your safety and will actively seek opportunities to work with our law-abiding citizens.  Our main goal is to keep Columbia a safe place for our citizens and visitors to live, work and play.  Our success depends on your involvement.

Thank you for joining us here.  As you explore the contents of our site you are encouraged to consider the opportunities we offer, to become more involved in your Police Department and community. Together we can accomplish incredible things!”

Kenneth M. Burton
Chief of Police


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