Columbia, Mississippi Police Station Information
Facts about crime in Columbia, Mississippi:
- The overall crime rate in Columbia is 11% higher than the national average.
- For every 100,000 people, there are 8.38 daily crimes that occur in Columbia.
- Columbia is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States.
- In Columbia you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
- The number of total year over year crimes in Columbia has not changed.
The mission of the Columbia Police Department is to provide quality law enforcement and public safety services to the City of Columbia. We will ensure the safety and a peaceful quality of life to the residents and businesses of the City of Columbia and to all those who may visit our community. We will cultivate partnerships within the community to identify and effectively respond to the ever-changing needs of the city. Together we will accomplish our goals with an emphasis on integrity, professionalism, and pride.
Columbia Police Department Values:
“The Columbia Police Department esteem these values as a blueprint for everything we do in service to our community.”
“We value protecting and preserving the Constitutional Rights of the citizens of the City of Columbia and the fair and impartial enforcement of the law.”
‘We value treating all people with courtesy, respect, dignity, and compassion.”
“We value and nurture the trust that’s earned from the citizens of Columbia through honesty, integrity, professionalism, and excellence in service.”
“We value a community oriented and intelligence driven policing strategy as the responsible approach to carrying out the mission statement of the Columbia Police Department.”
Columbia Police Department Address:
Michael Kelly, Chief of Police
201 Second Street
Columbia, MS 39429
Address 1: 205 2nd St
Zip Code: 39429-2947
County: Marion County
Phone #: 601-736-8204
Fax #: 601-736-6899
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 11000
Number of Officers: 22
County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Columbia, Mississippi
Berkley Hall, Sheriff
219 Broad Street
Columbia, MS 39429
The Sheriff is elected at-large and serves a four-year term. The Sheriff’s law enforcement duties include keeping peace within the county. Administrative duties include serving as the county’s jailor, submitting a budget of his office to the Board of Supervisors, keeping Mississippi Department Reports, and keeping a jail docket.
Sheriff Berkley Hall:
“I became interested in law enforcement while I was a high school student here in Marion County. I was involved in a Co-Op Program that allowed me to work the radio at the jail and was also involved in the Auxiliary Police Program that the Civil Defense offered where we could help out at ballgames and such. After high school, I moved to Louisiana where I attended and graduated EMT school and worked for Acadian Ambulance Service for about a year and a half. I came back to Marion County, where I was born and raised, and worked at our local hospital. To fuel the fire, that kept me around various first responders such as our law enforcement, ambulance personnel, and fire fighters. In 1988, I ran for and was elected as Constable of District 2. I also worked part time with the Sheriff’s Office then under Sheriff Webbie McKenzie. I was reelected as Constable again in 1992 and still stayed on as part time with the Sheriff’s Office under the newly elected Sheriff Rip Stringer. After my term as Constable ended, I took a break from law enforcement for almost fourteen years. It was always my dream to run for Sheriff, so in 2007, I did. I was elected and began serving as Sheriff of Marion County in January 2008. You, the citizens of Marion County, have chosen to keep me as your Sheriff and have reelected me twice, as I am currently serving my third term. I thank you, and I plan on continuing to serve the people of our county as long as you see fit to reelect me. Our department has came a long way in the last ten years. From patrol vehicles, to equipment, benefits, operating within the parameters of our given budget every fiscal year, we strive to serve our county and its’ citizens in the best and most efficient way possible. I am very proud of our department and all the employees. They work hard. Not only because it is a job they love, but because it is a calling. Thank you for your continued support and as always, please don’t hesitate to call.”