Inside CPD

Department Organization

The Columbia Police Department is divided into several bureaus, divisions, units, and teams. Each part has a special purpose within the department and allows the department to better serve the community.

Police Department organizational chart

Operations Bureau

  • Patrol
    • Red Team
    • Blue Team
  • K9 Unit
  • School Resources Officer (SRO)
  • LGBT Liason

Investigative Operations Bureau

  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • Major Crimes
      • Crime Scene Investigations
    • Special Victims Unit
      • DOVE
    • Property Crime
  • Special Operations Divison
    • VNOC Unit
    • SCU Unit
  • SWAT
  • CNT
  • Crime Analyst

Support Services Bureau

  • CSA
  • Neighborhood Services
  • Equipment, Building and Fleet Services
  • Quartermaster
  • Information Center
    • Records
  • Property & Evidence

Special Services Bureau

  • Training/Recruiting
  • Community Oriented United
  • Events, Traffic & DWI

Other Units

  • Internal Affairs
  • CALEA Accreditation Manager
    • The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.