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W.H. "Skip"HOLBROOK


On behalf of the dedicated employees of the Columbia Police Department, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website.   
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05/01/15
Crimestoppers: Attempted Murder Suspects Wanted

 

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04/30/15
Bank Robbery Arrest

 

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04/28/15
Crimestoppers: Bank Robbery

 

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03/20/15
Crimestoppers: Search Continues for Germany Street Murder Suspect

 

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03/18/15
Crimestoppers: Teen Arrested in Germany Street Murder Case Search for Second Teen Suspect

 

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Police Recruitment and Retention Initiative


Chief William “Skip” Holbrook launched a major Recruitment and Retention Initiative on Tuesday, December 9 that will allow the Columbia Police Department to hire qualified applicants for 45 (forty-five) vacant law enforcement officer positions. The Department’s Plan also includes a 7% (seven percent) pay increase and a host of incentives to help recruit and retain law enforcement personnel.

These initiatives are critical to public safety, as the Columbia Police Department works to become fully-staffed and better positioned to compete with neighboring law enforcement agencies, whose salaries and incentives have historically given them a competitive advantage over the CPD--making it more difficult for the Department to recruit and retain good officers.

The Columbia Police Department hopes to change that. Beginning in 2015, positions that require specialized skills and training will receive additional pay for their expertise. Officers who live in the City can look forward to a $500 annual Residency Bonus and Educational Pay Incentives will be available to all personnel who earn professional degrees while working with the Columbia Police Department. Incentives also include signing bonuses for qualified and South Carolina certified (new) officers, as well as low interest home loan programs.

According to Chief Holbrook, “attracting and retaining law enforcement’s best and brightest will put the Columbia Police Department in a more competitive position and help to ensure our departmental transformation.”

These employment opportunities, as well as the Recruitment and Retention Incentives, will be widely publicized within the industry and are expected to attract candidates from across the Midlands and Southeastern United States.

For more information about the Columbia Police Department and these exciting new opportunities, please contact:

Columbia Police Department
Office of Staff Development
803-545-3391

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City of Columbia
Human Resources Department
803-545-3010

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Deputy Chief
Melron Kelly

#1 Justice Square
Columbia, SC 29201
                   

Main Number - 545-3500
East Region - 788-3018
Internal Affairs - 545-3655
Investigations - 545-3525
Metro Region - 545-3971
North Region - 401-8811
Records - 545-3577
Recruiting - 545-3550
South Region - 737-5882
Victim Advocate - 545-3503
West Region - 749-5830



Non-Emergency
Police Response
252-2911

Midlands Crimestoppers
1-888-CRIME-SC

 
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