Message from Chief Dennis Tyndall

Welcome to the West Columbia Police Department. Our department serves a community of over 18,000 residents as well as the many motorists who travel through our city daily. We are committed to providing the highest level of professionalism and service. We have a robust department that includes basic patrol and investigative functions, our own 911 Dispatch Center, as well as, Victim Services, Community Policing, Animal Control, and Parks Security.

Our officers are dedicated to serving the citizens of West Columbia by providing safe neighborhoods and a superior quality of life. The department has received numerous awards to include: 2007 Municipal Achievement Award, 2008 Alltel Crime Prevention Award and in 2008, recognized by Harvard University’s Ash Institute as one of the top 50 innovative Police Departments in the United States of America. We are proud to protect and serve!

Location & Office Hours

The West Columbia Police Department is comprised of fifty-six class one officers, one reserve officer, and ten civilian employees. Located at 200 N. 12th Street in the heart of West Columbia, the Police Department’s administrative offices are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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West Columbia Police Officers Foundation

The West Columbia Police Officers Foundation was established in 2008. Governed by a group of private citizens, the foundation seeks to raise funds to provide for needs that the department or officers may have that the budget cannot provide. Established as a 501 (c) 3 charitable non-profit organization, the foundation has purchased equipment, assisted employees who have suffered life threatening illnesses, and one officer who lost everything in a residential fire.

To find out more about the foundation, contact Assistant Chief Scott Morrison at 803.939.3187.
If you would like to contribute, you may make a tax deductible donation to WCPOF in care of the West Columbia Police Department, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Information on the Foundation can also be found at


Non-emergency: Dial Ext. *221
*Emergency callers should
always dial 911

If you know of a non-emergency crime committed inside the City Limits of West Columbia and want to report it anonymously, you can call 794-0721 Ext. *411 and leave a message on our tip line. 

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