Divisions & Departments

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Criminal investigations Division

Columbus Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division (CID) conducts criminal investigations regarding alleged violations into serious felonious crimes. These would include robberies, burglaries, sexual offenses, fraud, serious assaults, murders and cold cases. 
Criminal investigation is an applied science that involves the study of facts, used to identify, locate and prove the guilt of an accused criminal. A complete criminal investigation can include searching, interviews, interrogations, evidence collection and preservation and various methods of investigation.

Rick Jones, CID Captain
Office: (662)244-3552
Email: rick.jones@columbusms.org

Patrol Division

The Patrol Division is commanded by Captain Anthony Nelson and has 65 officers, one civilian clerical member

Public Relations Office

Mission Statement

It is the policy of the Columbus Police Department to cooperate fully and impartially with authorized news media representatives in their efforts to gather factual, public information.  The PIO prepares news releases, coordinates print and broadcast coverage of agency events, and acts as the liaison between the Columbus Police Department and the local and national media at crime scenes and other activities which generate media interest.

Records Department

To Obtain a Copy of a Wreck Report

If you or a family member was involved in a wreck in the city of Columbus, on a city street or highway, you can obtain a copy of your accident report by clicking on the following link. Please make sure to have your report number available.

LizpatrickIMG_3831Training Department

As Director of Training, Elizabeth Patrick's mission is to help members of the Columbus Police Department and other outside agencies to become trained law enforcement professionals.

Elizabeth Patrick
Phone: (662) 244-3530