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POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Columbia Police Department is an integral part of the community, and it’s very important that our community feels connected to the police department. The nearly 400 officers are well educated, well trained, motivated to serve and, above all, respectful of the people they are sworn to protect. View Crime Prevention Tips


The partnership with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department is just one example of that commitment, ensuring seamless protection across jurisdictional lines and providing maximum safety for everyone throughout the Columbia area. View the 2015 CPD Annual Report.

 

Police Department Headquarters
1 Justice Square
Columbia, SC 29201
Business phone: (803) 545-3500

 

Visit the official Columbia Police Department website.


 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Even if their only responsibility was to respond to fire alarms, the Columbia-Richland County Fire Department deserves respect and gratitude. The fact is, they do far more to protect lives, property and the environment in our community. The Fire Department is responsible for enforcing fire codes, providing public fire safety education programs, investigating arson, and responding – fast – not only to fires but also to rescue situations, hazardous materials leaks and natural disasters.

The Fire Department is the sole provider of those services for the City of Columbia and a 660 square mile area of Richland County that includes the towns of Blythewood, Arcadia Lakes, Eastover and Forest Acres. In addition, the Department has mutual aid agreements with Fort Jackson, the McEntire Joint National Guard Base and six surrounding counties. Click HERE to view photos from the CFD 2014 Promotional Ceremony. 

 

Fire Department Headquarters
1800 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Business phone: (803) 545-3700
Fax: (803) 733-8311 

 

Visit the official Columbia Fire Department website.

 

 

COLUMBIA-RICHLAND 9-1-1 COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

The Columbia-Richland 9-1-1 Communications Center provides 24/7/365, 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch and Public Service response to citizens and user agencies for both the City of Columbia and Richland County.

Services provided include, but are not limited to, emergency and non-emergency requests for service, dispatch of Police, Fire and Richland County Emergency Department, to include EMS.

 

Columbia-Richland 911 Communications Headquarters
1800 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Business phone: (803) 988-8005
Fax: (803) 255-8139 

 

Click HERE or use the links to the left to navigate the Columbia-Richland 9-1-1 Communications Center pages. 

 

 

C.R.A - COLUMBIA-RICHLAND ALERTS

Columbia-Richland Alerts

The City of Columbia and Richland County have launched a new alerts program designed to provide you with time-sensitive information for public safety and community awareness. To ensure that we can reach you with the information you need, when you need it, this notification system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly with a variety of contact preferences. Click here to Register!

 

Registration is easy and you can choose which updates you'd like to receive.

 

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