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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.

2013

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Media

Date

Topic

Location

 
 

Fri,
12/13/13

Media Advisory - Shop-With-A-Cop

Bush River Road Wal-Mart

 

Thu,
12/12/13

Holiday Crime -- Auto Breaking Prevention: Plus: Complimentary Online System to Inventory Valuables

800 Block of Harden Street

 

Wed,
11/20/13

CPD Officers and Top Shooter in the State Bring Home Awards in State Shooting Competition

Conway, SC

 

Wed,
11/20/13

Charges Upgraded for Validated Gang Member Accused in Lorick Circle Shooting

Lorick Circle

 

Tue,
11/19/13

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested by Fugitive Team

River Drive

 

Mon,
11/18/13

Reminder: Town Hall Meeting

3907 Ensor Avenue

 

Sat,
11/16/13

Crimestoppers: Shooting Investigations: Two Males Deceased

700 Block of Martha Street

 

Tue,
11/12/13

CPD Receives Armored Vehicle for High-Risk Calls for Service

 

Tue,
11/12/13

Town Hall Meeting

3907 Ensor Avenue

 

Mon,
11/11/13

Validated Gang Member Accused of Shooting Teenage Girl

Lorick Circle

 

Fri,
11/08/13

Columbia Police Department Expands Partership with Emergency Shelter

 

Wed,
11/06/13

Gang Member Arrested by CPD Indicted by State Grand Jury on Armed Robbery Charge

800 Block of Bush River Road

 

Tue,
11/05/13

Traffic Safety Unit: Public Safety Checkpoint

North Main Street

 

Fri,
11/01/13

Crimestoppers: Follow Up: Arrest Made in Strong Arm Robbery Case Investigation Continues in Greene Street Armed Robbery

700 Block of Saluda Avenue

 

Thu,
10/31/13

CPD Seizes Approximately $40K Worth of Marijuana from Homes

250 Crossbow Drive

 

Thu,
10/31/13

Media Advisory - Armed Robbery Prevention at Local Businesses

6864 Garners Ferry Road

 

Mon,
10/28/13

CPD Investigating Similar Armed Robbery and Strong Arm Robbery Incidents

700 Block of Saluda Avenue

 

Fri,
10/25/13

Chief Santiago Announces Three Appointments to Command Staff

#1 Justice Square

 

Mon,
10/21/13

CPD and DEA Partner for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

#1 Justice Square

 

Fri,
10/18/13

Five Points Shooting; Three Males Sought

700 Block of Harden Street

 

Fri,
10/18/13

Weekend Traffic Enforcement

Downtown Columbia

 

Fri,
10/18/13

Media Advisory - Prescription Drug Take Back

7412 Broad River Road

 

Sun,
10/13/13

Five Points Shooting; Arrest Made

700 Block of Harden Street

 

Wed,
10/09/13

Gadsden Street Deaths

2224 Gadsden Street

 

Wed,
10/02/13

Media Advisory

#1 Justice Square

 

Fri,
9/27/13

Suspected Gambling House Discovered; A Dozen Gaming Machines Seized

4715 Norman Street

 

Fri,
9/27/13

Four Teenagers Arrested for Breaking into a Car; Stealing Items

700 Block of Pavilion Street

 

Fri,
9/27/13

Traffic Safety Unit:  Public Safety Checkpoint

Colonial Life Boulevard

 

Tue,
9/24/13

Female Accused of lying to Police About Attempted Kidnapping on USC Campus

USC Campus

 

Sun,
9/22/13

Crimestoppers:  Deadly Shooting; Passenger in Car Struck by Bullet

West Campanella Drive

 

Wed,
9/18/13

Man Charged with Indecent Exposure

120 Harbison Boulevard

 

Thu,
9/12/13

Crimestoppers:  Body Found on the Side of the Road; Foul Play Suspected

Center and McFadden Streets

 

Mon,
9/09/13

Two Men Arrested on Drug Charges; Arrested by Officers on Weekend Patrol in Five Points

Five Points

 

Wed,
9/04/13

Missing Person

2009 Greene Street

 

Mon,
9/02/13

Media Advisory

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

 

Tue,
8/27/13

Suspects Charged in Five Points Stabbing

636 Harden Street

 

Tue,
8/20/13

Crimestoppers: Sexual Assault Suspect Wanted

4800 Block of Muir Street

 

Wed,
8/14/13

Attempted Murder Arrest

1505 Garden Plaza

 

Wed,
8/14/13

School Supply Drive on August 15, 2013

7520 Garners Ferry Rd
5420 Forest Drive
360 Harbison Blvd

 

Wed,
8/14/13

Media Advisory

5125 Fairfield Road

Fri,
8/09/13

Crimestoppers: 'Mummy' Armed Robber Wanted

4000 Trotter Road

 

Thu,
8/01/13

Indecent Exposure Suspect Arrested

Various Locations

 

Wed,
7/31/13

Murder Suspect Arrested; Teenage Girl Also Charged in Case

1300 Block of McDuffie Street

 

Tue,
7/30/13

Two Additional Suspects Charged in Five Points Stabbing

2107 Green Street

 

Mon,
7/29/13

Crimestoppers: Stabbing Suspect Arrested

2107 Green Street

 

Wed,
7/24/13

Cabbie Arrested - Charged with Attempted Murder

1615 Gervais Street

 

Wed,
7/18/13

Crimestoppers: Composite Sketch Released of Indecent Exposure Suspect

134 Harbison Boulevard

 

Wed,
7/11/13

Crimestoppers: Person of Interest Identified; Wanted in Colony Apartments Shooting Investigation

Colony Apartments

 

Wed,
7/10/13

Attempted Murder Suspect in Colony Apartments Investigation Arrested

Colony Apartments

 

Tue,
7/09/13

Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

Pembroke Avenue

 

Tue,
7/09/13

CPD Officer Terminated after Allegations of Criminal Domestic Violence

Mon,
7/08/13

Crimestoppers: Surveillance Video Related to Bailey Street and 4-year-old shooting

Colony Apartments on Bailey Street

 

Mon,
7/08/13

Three Teens Charged in Tommy Circle Homicide Investigation; Including one Juvenile

93 Tommy Circle

 

Mon,
7/08/13

Media Advisory-Tommy Circle Homicide Update

Police Headquarters

 

Thu,
7/04/13

Public Safety Checks

Various Locations

Mon,
7/01/13

Crimestoppers:  Tommy Circle Shootings

93 Tommy Circle

 

Fri,
6/28/13

King Street Shooting Arrests; Teen Gag MembersCharged in Case

1100 Block of King and Bratton Streets

 

Mon,
6/25/13

Crimestoppers: Driver Wanted in a Dragging Death Identified; Arrest Warrant Pending

1000 Block of Union Street

 

Mon,
6/24/13

Indecent Exposure Arrest

2600 Block of Heyward Street

 

Mon,
6/24/13

Van Being Sought in Death Investigation

1000 Block of Union Street

 

Fri,
6/21/13

AAA Carolinas Launches Report a Drunk Driver Reward Program in Columbia, SC

 

Tue,
6/18/13

'Reminder' CPD Neighborhood Surveys to Reach Residents this Week

Local Mail and/or CPD Website

 

Thu,
5/23/13

Caregiver Arrested After Child Dies from Severe Abuse Injury

4100 Block of Lester Drive

 

Mon,
5/20/13

CPD Partners with USC on Neighborhood Survey

Local Mail and/or CPD Website

 

Tue,
4/30/13

Media Advisory

1001 Harden Street

 

Mon,
4/29/13

Violent Crime Reduction Across City of Columbia; CPD Releases First Quarter Statistics

 

Thu,
4/25/13

CPD Designated Drop Off Site for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

#1 Justice Square

 

Tue,
4/23/13

Crimestoppers: Bank Robbery Investigation

7366 Garners Ferry Road

 

Thu,
4/18/13

Three Arrests Made in Armed Robbery Investigation

700 Block of Saluda Avenue

 

Thu,
4/18/13

Media Advisory

811 Washington Street

 

Sun,
4/14/13

Crimestoppers: Murder Suspect Identified; Wanted by CPD Considered Armed and Dangerous

1800 Block of Tremain Street

 

Fri,
4/12/13

CPD Seizes $22K in Pot During Traffic Stop; Two Men in Jail

Two Notch Road

 

Fri,
4/12/13

Fifty Felony Arrest Warrants Served Four Suspects Accused in Several Violent Crime Investigations

City Wide

 

Thu,
4/11/13

CPD Officers Hear Screams for Help; NAB Suspected Wallet Robber

1326 Bush River Road

 

Tue,
4/09/13

Media Advisory

1517 Taylor Street

 

Tue,
4/09/13

Burglary and Assault Suspect Arrested Same Day as Crime

100 Block of Pine Mast Court

 

Sat,
4/06/13

Crimestoppers Update: Man Wanted for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery; Accused of Stealing Gold 'Grills' & Electronics

Center Street

 

Sat,
4/06/13

Crimestoppers: Man Wanted for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery; Accused of Stealing Gold 'Grills' & Electronics

Center Street

 

Sat,
4/06/13

Crimestoppers: Wanted Man Accused of Making Meth Inside Home

3000 Block of Lincoln Street

 

Thu,
4/04/13

Registered Sex Offender Charged in Indecent Exposure Investigation

3121 Millwood Avenue

 

Wed,
4/03/13

CPD Traffic Stop Nets Approximately $40K in Naracotics

4200 Block of Devine Street

 

Wed,
4/03/13

Crimestoppers: Suspect Named in Kidnapping Investigation

200 Block of Greystone Boulevard

 

Thu,
3/28/13

Vital Care Employee Arrested

1326 Bush River Road

 

Fri,
3/22/13

CPD Deptuy Chief Graduates from Prestigious FBI National Academy

Quantico, Virginia

 

Wed,
3/20/13

Man Accused in Local Jewelry Heist Arrested; Wanted for Georgia Murder

6780 Garners Ferry Road

 

Mon,
3/18/13

Man Charged with Five Points Assault Investigations

805 Harden Street

 

Mon,
3/18/13

CPD's Drug Suppression Team Wins Prestigious National Award

Tulsa, Ok

 

Fri,
3/15/13

Traffic Advisory

Five Points Area

 

Fri,
3/15/13

Public Safety Checks

Harden and Gervais Streets

 

Tue,
3/12/13

Crimestoppers: CPD Releases Composite Sketch of Indecent Exposure Suspect

3121 Millwood Avenue

 

Fri,
3/01/13

Crimestoppers: Knife-Wielding Burglary Suspect Sought; Composite Sketch Released

South Bull Street

 

Thu,
2/28/13

Crimestoppers Tip Nets More Than $10K in Marijuana; Including an Indoor 'Grow' Operation

1033 Coatesdale Road

 

Tue,
2/26/13

School Worker Accused of Having Sexual Intercourse with Teen

401 Columbiana Drive

 

Sun,
2/24/13

Media Advisory

#1 Justice Square

 

Sat,
2/23/13

Five Points Shooting Suspect Arrested

2000 Block of Greene Street

 

Sat,
2/23/13

Crimestoppers:  Possible Suspects Identified in Five Points Shooting Incident

2000 Block of Greene Street

 

Fri,
2/22/13

Public Safety Checkpoint

Harden and Heyward Streets

 

Tue,
2/19/13

Crimestoppers Tip Leads to Crack Cocaine Seizure; Outstanding Warrant for Suspect

5000 Block of Middleton Street

 

Sat,
2/16/13

Crimestoppers:  T and T Uptown Lounge Club Shootings

3003 Colonial Drive

 

Fri,
2/15/13

Seizure of Thousands of Dollars Worth of Drugs

2451 1/2 Gervais Street

 

Thu,
2/14/13

Update:  Bank Robbery Arrested

3500 Block of River Drive

 

Wed,
2/13/13

Crimestoppers:  Bank Robbery Investigation

1320 Washington Street

 

Mon,
2/11/13

Crimestoppers:  Man Accused of Exposing Himself to Young Girl

1500 Block of Main Street

 

Fri,
2/08/13

Crimestoppers:  Man Accused of Indecent Exposure

360 Harbison Boulevard

 

Mon,
2/04/13

Man Accused of Having Sex With Minor in a Car

3014 Columbia Avenue

 

Sat,
2/02/13

Surveillance Pictures Released of Pharmacy Armed Robber

7412 Broad River Road

 

Thu,
1/30/13

Three Missing Persons Found Dead in Louisiana

State of Louisiana

 

Tue,
1/29/13

Surveillance Pictures Released in Pharmacy Armed Robbery

1501 Broad River Road

 

Fri,
1/25/13

Woman Charged with Assaulting Cabbie

3600 Block of Falling Springs Road

 

Tue,
1/22/13

Scott Sworn in for Second Time as Chief of Police

811 Washington Street

 

Tue,
1/22/13

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested; Outstanding Warrants for Two Alleged Accomplices

300 Block of South Beltline Boulevard

 

Tue,
1/22/13

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Young Girls

Apartment Complex

 

Tue,
1/22/13

Swearing in Ceremony

811 Washington Street

 

Thu,
1/17/13

Missing Persons Investigation

Unknown

 

Thu,
1/17/13

Traffic Advisory King Day at the Dome Street Closings

Downtown Columbia

 

Thu,
1/10/13

Tip Leads to Escapee's Arrest; Three Accessory Suspects Charged

700 Block of Harden Street

 

Thu,
1/10/13

School Safety Initiative

3810 North Main Street

 

Fri,
1/04/13

Teacher Accused of Having Sexual Relationship with Student

 

Thu,
1/03/13

Update: Couple Charged with Unlawful Conduct Toward a Child

Residence

 

Thu,
1/03/13

Couple Charged with Unlawful Conduct Toward a Child

Residence

 
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