The Patrol Division is the largest element of the Police Department and is responsible for the enforcement of hundreds of state laws and city ordinances. Patrol Officers in the City of Columbia respond to approximately thirty-five thousand calls for service per year.
The Patrol Division ensures that the city of Columbia has Law enforcement presence throughout the community 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
The Patrol Division also includes the Community Oriented Policing Units (C.O.P.S. unit), Motorcycle Unit, and the Special Response Team (S.R.T.)