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The Public Information Officer (PIO) is part of the Office of the Chief. The PIO is responsible for acting as the official spokesperson for the release of information to the news media along with informing the public through the news media of current police operations and services. The following are additional responsibilities of the Public Information Officer:

  • Responsible for gathering pertinent news worthy information from all divisions for dissemination to the news media.

  • Respond to major crime scenes and major incidents and events which draw media attention. After arriving at crime scenes and major incidents, the PIO coordinates the release of information to the news media.

  • Responsible for setting up press conferences, news briefings and any other gatherings where the Chief of Police will address the news media, community groups or outside agencies.


The Public Information Officer is located at Police Headquarters on #1 Justice Square, Columbia, SC 29201.

2012

All Press Releases are in Adobe PDF Format

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Media

Date

Topic

Location

 
 

Sun,
12/30/12

Tip to CPD Sends Three Burglary Suspects to Jail Including a Juvenile

Bratton Street

 

Sat,
12/22/12

Update: Crimestoppers: Vista Shooting Investigation; Suspects Sought

1200 Block of Lincoln Street

 

Fri,
12/21/12

City of Columbia Police Officer Charged with DUI

4600 Block of Fort Jackson Boulevard

 

Tue,
12/18/12

Suspect Provides CPD With Fraudulent Document in Job Application Process

1 Justice Square

 

Mon, 12/17/12

Crimestoppers: Bank Robbery Suspect Being Sought

7330 Broad River Road

 

Mon, 12/10/12

CPD's Annual Shop with a Cop

360 Harbison Boulevard

 

Fri, 12/07/12

Chief Scott Receives Strom Thurmond Award; Named City Officer of the Year

Ft Jackson Officers Club

 

Mon, 12/03/12

Crimestoppers: Man Accused of Exposing Himself to Females

400 Block of Pickens Street

 

Fri, 11/30/12

Chief Scott to Win Community Service Award Tonight

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

 

Mon, 11/20/12

Crimestoppers: Man Posing as Police Officer Tries to Scam Senior Citizen

Oak Street

 

Tue, 11/20/12

Columbia Police Department; 'There's An App For That!' and New On-Line Reporting System

#1 Justice Square

 

Fri, 11/16/12

CPD Launches Innovative Crime Technology Tool to Aid Public

#1 Justice Square

 

Thu, 11/08/12

Crimestoppers: Armed Robbery Suspect Faces Additional Charges

3852 Rosewood Drive

 

Fri, 11/02/12

Crimestoppers: Armed Robbery Suspect Identified

319 Beltline Boulevard

Wed, 10/31/12

Crimestoppers: Surveillance Video of Armed Robbery Suspect; Possibly Connected to Three Incidents

319 Beltline Boulevard

 

Fri, 10/26/12

Teen Charged in Homicide Investigation

3800 Block of North Main

 

Wed, 10/24/12

Female Charged with Lying to Police about Sexual Assault

700 Block of Harden Street

 

Wed, 10/17/12

Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of More Than 30-Grand in Marijuana

1000 Block of Airport Boulevard

 

Wed, 10/17/12

Crimestoppers: Third Arrest in McDonald's Shooting Investigation

2911 Two Notch Road

 

Tue, 10/16/12

E.S.C.A.P.E.

927 Jackson Avenue @ 10am-1:30pm

 

Tue, 10/16/12

Two Males, Including a Teen Charged in Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

700 Block of Vernon Street

 

Wed, 10/10/12

Crimestoppers: Second Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested McDonald's Shooting

2911 Two Notch Road

 

Sun, 10/07/12

Crimestoppers: Person of Interest in North Main Street Homicide Investigations

3800 Block of North Main Street

Thu, 10/04/12

Crimestoppers: Persons of Interest Sought in 'Shots Fired' Call in Five Points

800 Block of Hardin Street

 

Mon, 10/01/12

Third Arrest Made in Five Point Brawl

Five Points

 

Fri, 09/28/12

Female Arrested for Hit and Run and Drug Possession

1900 Block of Greene Street

 

Fri, 09/28/12

Another Arrest Made in Five Points Brawl; Search Continues for Additional Suspect

Five Points

 

Fri, 09/28/12

Five Points Arrest; Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol

Five Points

 

Thu, 09/27/12

Crimestoppers:  Arrest Made In Five Points Brawl; Two Suspects Sought

Five Points

 

Wed, 09/26/12

Library Assault Arrest

1431 Assembly Street

 

Mon, 09/24/12

Crimestoppers:  Two Reported Assaults in Five Points This Weekend

Five Points

 

Fri, 09/21/12

UPDATE:  Reward Being Offered in Hit and Run Case

Medical Park Drive

 

Tue, 09/18/12

Body Found on Candi Lane

500 Candi Lane

 

Mon, 09/17/12

UPDATE:  Local Restaurant Shooting Update: Persons of Interest Sought in Murder Investigation

2911 Two Notch Road

 

Sun, 09/16/12

CPD Investigating A Hit and Run Incident; Pedestrian Injured

Medical Park Drive

 

Sun, 09/16/12

Local Restaurant Shooting Update: Incident Now a Murder Investigation

2911 Two Notch Road

 

Sun, 09/16/12

CPD Investigates Early Morning Shooting Incident

3800 Block of North Main

 

Fri, 09/14/12

Teen Charged in Armed Robery and Kidnapping Investigation

4000 Block of Lester Drive

 

Thu, 09/13/12

Cook Out Shooting Suspect Arrested

Five Points

 

Tue, 09/11/12

Crimestoppers:  CPD Searching for Indecent Exposure Suspect

3700 Block of West Avenue

 

Wed, 09/05/12

Former City of Columbia Employee Charged with Burglary; Several Weapons Stolen

Rutledge Hill Road

 

Tue, 09/04/12

Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery Suspect Wanted

Five Points

 

Thu, 08/30/12

Outstanding Arrest Warrant for Wheat Street Assault Suspect

Wheat Street

 

Thu, 08/30/12

Arson Suspect Arrested

2800 Two Notch Road

 

Sun, 08/26/12

Two Meth Labs Uncovered Inside Hotel Rooms

450 Gracern Road

 

Fri, 08/24/12

Persons of Interest Identified in Assault Investigation

2200 Block of Wheat Street

 

Thu, 08/23/12

Persons of Interest Sought in Assault Investigations

2200 Block of Wheat Street

 

Sun, 08/19/12

Man Shot at Birthday Party

534 South Beltline Blvd

 

Thu, 08/16/12

Teenagers Charged in Burglary Investigation

900 Block of Confederate Avenue

 

Wed, 08/15/12

Second Suspect Arrested in Robbery and Kidnapping Investigation

Fairfield Road

 

Tue, 08/14/12

Man Accused of Swiping Cash from Several Convenience Stores; Additional Charges Pending

Various Locations

 

Tue, 08/14/12

Additional Charges in Attempted Murder Investigation

509 Fontaine Road

 

Mon, 08/13/12

Dail Dinwiddie Investigation; CPD Releases Age Progression Photograph Nearing Twenty Year Anniversary of Disappearance

Five Points

 

Thu, 08/09/12

Teenagers Charged with Several Violent Crimes

Various Locations

 

Sun, 08/05/12

Attempted Murder Arrests

1509 Fontaine Road

 

Fri, 08/02/12

Crimestoppers: Indecent Exposure Incident; Suspect Sought

1751 Jim Hamilton Boulevard

 

Thu, 08/02/12

Two Teens Arrested in Burglary Case; Additional Suspect Sought

Ardincaple Drive

 

Thu, 08/02/12

Carjacking Suspects Sought

400 Block of Devine Street

 

Wed, 08/01/12

Juveniles Arrested; Charged with Violent Crimes

2200 Block of Lee Street

 

Wed, 08/01/12

Suspect Sought in Robbery and Assault Case; Co-Defendants Arrested

2108 Devine Street

 

Thu, 07/26/12

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested; Second Person Sought

3500 Block or River Drive

 

Tue, 07/24/12

Teen Arrested in Pizza Delivery Armed Robbery; Second Suspect Sought

200 Block of Brook Pines Drive

 

Sat, 07/21/12

Suspect Arrested and Charged After Making Bomb Threat at Local Pharmacy

818 Harden Street

 

Mon, 07/16/12

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

149 Columbiana Drive

 

Wed, 0711/12

Crimestoppers: CPD Releases Composite Sketch of Indecent Exposure Suspect

100 Block of South Walker Street

 

Fri, 07/06/12

Teenager Charged in Carjacking Investigation

3922 West Beltline Blvd

 

Tue, 0/03/12

Nine CPD Officers Receive Promotions

1 Justice Square

 

Mon, 07/02/12

Charges Filed in Deadly Accident Investigation at Greene and Harden Streets

Greene and Harden Streets

 

Fri, 06/22/12

Crimestoppers:  Surveillance Pictures Released in Armed Robbery Investigation Men Wanted for Questioning

7400 Wilson Boulevard

 

Thu, 06/21/12

Man Arrested for Assault and Battery; Victim in Critical Condition at Local Hospital

33245 Lucius Road

 

Tue, 06/19/12

CPD's Crime Prevention Expert Teaches Classes to Local and State Law Enforcement

 

Fri, 06/08/12

Crimestoppers: Cocaine and Marijuana Arrests; Officers Seize Drugs, Money, Guns and Ammo from Columbia Home

3017 Amherst Avenue

 

Wed, 06/06/12

Missing Man Found

Local Hospital

 

Tue, 06/05/12

Crimestoppers:  Missing Person

 

Tue, 06/05/12

Crimestoppers:  Wanted Suspect in Robbery and Kidnapping of Elderly Couple

Koon Road

 

Fri, 06/01/12

Crimestoppers:  Five Points Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

Greene and Harden Streets

 

Fri, 06/01/12

Crimestoppers:  Pedestrians Hit by Car in Five Points; Red Camaro Sought

Greene and Harden Streets

 

Wed, 05/16/12

CPD's 2012 Fan the Heat Program to Begin; Donations Needed

#1 Justice Square

 

Tue, 05/15/12

Person Wanted for Questioning in North Main Street Homicide

North Main Street

 

Tue, 05/15/12

Crimestoppers:  Suspect Accused of Robbing and Kidnapping Elderly Couple; Burglarizing Home

 

Mon, 05/14/12

Two Men Charged in Another Murder Investigation

7600 Block of Garners Ferry Road

 

Tue, 05/08/12

Chief Scott Earns Fourth Star

 

Tue, 05/08/12

Chief Scott to Visit Israel for Law Enforcement Mission

 

Fri, 05/04/12

Crimestoppers:  Surveillance Pictures Released of Bank Robbery Suspect

1311 Pendleton Street

 

Wed, 05/02/12

Four Teenagers Charged in Rash of Car Break-Ins

King's Grant Neighborhood

 

Mon, 04/30/12

CPD To Start Inaugural 'Columbia Police Officer Job Orientation'

Police Headquarters - #1 Justice Square

 

Wed, 04/25/12

CPD and DEA Partner for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Police Headquarters and all Police Regions

 

Wed, 04/25/12

Vehicle Sought in Homicide Investigation

4500 - 4700 Block of North Main Street

 

Fri,  04/20/12

CPD Welcomes New Officers; Tour of Duty Begins This Weekend and Next Week

1 Justice Square

 

Thu, 04/19/12

Two Men Charged in Homeless Man's Homicide Investigation

Hazelwood Road

 

Wed, 04/18/12

CPD Asks for Assistance in Assault Allegation: Two Males Sought for Questioning

2100 Block of Greene Street

 

Wed, 04/18/12

Two Brothers Arrested in Attempted Murder Investigation

North Beltline

 

Tue, 04/17/12

Chief Randy Scott Responds to Greene's Statements

1 Justice Square

 

Mon, 04/16/12

Crimestoppers:  Thieves Steal Cash from Automatic Teller Machines

Various Locations

 

Wed, 04/11/12

Missing Person

951 Hazelwood Road (Last Seen)

 

Sun, 04/01/12

Second Person Charged in Homicide Investigation

South East Park

 

Sun, 04/01/12

One Person Charged in Homicide Investigation; Person of Interest Being Questioned

South East Park

 

Thu, 03/29/12

Suspected Armed Robbery Suspect Identified

2300 Block of Blossom Street

 

Sat, 03/24/12

Three Teens Arrested:  Including a Juvenile in Armed Robbery Investigation

2300 Block of Blossom Street

 

Tue, 03/06/12

Surveillance Video Helps Capture Burglary Suspects

Various Locations

 

Thu, 03/01/12

Indecent Exposure Arrest

1425 Rosewood Drive

 

Thu, 02/16/12

Dog Theft Update:  Second Juvenile Taken Into Custody

127 Humane Lane

 

Mon, 02/06/12

Crimestoppers:  CPD Investigating Thefts from Animal Shelter

127 Humane Lane

 

Thu, 02/02/12

CPD Releases Composite Sketch of Man Accused of Indecent Exposure

2600 Block of Monroe Street

 

Mon, 01/30/12

CPD Investigates Additional Indecent Exposure Allegation

2600 Block of Monroe Street

 

Sat, 01/28/12

Crimestoppers: Deadly Shooting on Howe Street; Suspect Being Sought

Howe Street

 

Wed, 01/25/12

UPDATE:  Teenager Accused of Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery Arrested

4425 East Chapel Road

 

Tue, 01/24/12

Crimestoppers: Teenager Accused of Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery

4425 East Chapel Road

 

Mon, 01/23/12

Crimestoppers:  Naked Man Seen in Two Columbia Neighborhoods

Shandon and Heathwood Communities

Fri, 01/20/12

Crimestoppers: Armed Robbery Suspects Captured on Surveillance Video

1316 Bush River Road

 

Thu, 01/19/12

Murder Suspect Arrested - Charged in Olive Garden Shooting Death

274 Harbison Blvd

 

Sat, 12/31/11

Crimestoppers: Missing Toddler

Unknown

 

Tue, 01/10/12

Crimestoppers: $10,000 Reward Offered in Missing Toddler Investigation

Unknown

 
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