Users can report Crimes, Receive Updates and find information about CPD events with this app.
The free mobile app is called “ColumbiaPD. With it online forms are available for reporting crime or other incidents inside city limits, including – vehicle accidents, disabled parking violations, graffiti, shoplifting, property or gasoline theft, bicycle harassment and suspicious activity The forms are best used when there is little to no suspect information and no leads for an officer to investigate. The online reporting is valuable to CPD because it can help identify areas with a lot of criminal activity so officers can focus on those areas. After a report is submitted the sender should receive a reference number for their submission.
If a crime a citizen is reporting requires an officer to be dispatched the person should call either 911 for an emergency or 442-6131 for non-emergencies.