COLUMBIA (WACH) - The Columbia Police Department has been in existance since 1856, and in that time, 32 men have served as the Chief of Police. Tyler Ryan takes a historical look at the leadership of the department in a 4 part investigative series.
The series draws on historians, including Marsha Ardila from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officerâ??s Hall of Fame and Officer â??Sonnyâ?? Smith from the Columbia Police Department.
Former Senator Jake Knotts and Former Mayor Bob Coble also discuss their first hand experiences serving with and overseeing the department.