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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.


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

Bratton Street



Update: Crimestoppers: Vista Shooting Investigation; Suspects Sought

1200 Block of Lincoln Street



City of Columbia Police Officer Charged with DUI

4600 Block of Fort Jackson Boulevard



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


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



Tue, 01/10/12

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


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