Vision, Values, Mission & Goals


A safe and successful community served by an innovataive team of trusted professionals dedicated to providing excellent service and engaging our community as a valued partner.


Character — Professionalism — Dedication


The mission of the Columbia Police Department is to protect and serve by partnering with the community to solve problems and responsibly enforce the law.


  • Build upon our effective law enforcement tradition.
  • Establish partnerships to achieve a safer community.
  • Use innovative technology to maximize our performance. 
  • Provide a rewarding work environment and invest in personnel development. 
  • Communicate effectively, both internally and externally.
  • Apply intelligence led policing to deploy resources and assess effectiveness.
  • Promote accountability through geographic based policing.
  • Effectively and efficiently use our available resources.