Columbus at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Columbus Police Department

  • 386 Officers
  • 101 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.98 Columbus
  • 1.6 National average, cities with 100,000 to 249,999 population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Columbus Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated November 24, 2021


We identified over $917.1K in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Columbus
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$105,450.00 10/1/2018
9/30/2022
COLUMBUS GEORGIA CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT FY 19 JAG Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$99,208.00 10/1/2017
9/30/2021
COLUMBUS GEORGIA CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT FY 2018 JAG PROGRAM Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$85,423.18 10/1/2016
9/30/2020
COLUMBUS GEORGIA CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT COURTS AND DRUG COURTS. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$57,345.00 9/1/2016
8/31/2019
CITY OF COLUMBUS (3578)SHSSM-COLUMBUS FIRE AND EMS-SUSTAIN MAINTAIN Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Sub

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated September 6, 2022


$1.1M value of military equipment has been transferred to the Columbus Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE with 1 item valued at $658,000.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
10/24/2013 MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE
2355-01-553-4634
1 1 @ $658,000.00 $658,000.00 C 1
10/24/2013 PLATFORM,GUNNERS
2540-01-592-8336
1 1 @ $2,641.00 $2,641.00 Q 3
10/3/2013 TRUCK,UTILITY
2320-01-455-9593
2 2 @ $60,409.00 $120,818.00 C 1
6/7/2013 SIGHT,REFLEX
1240-01-411-1265
200 200 @ $396.00 $79,200.00 D 1

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $500,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

The family of Hector Arreola filed a lawsuit against the Columbus Police Department following his death during an interaction with police officers. The Columbus City Council agreed to pay $500,000 to the Arreola family to settle the case, with $490,000 of those funds going to the guardian of Hector Arreola’s young child.

Arreola died in 2017 shortly after a struggle with police officers who he had called to check on his mother. A police officer allegedly sat on Arreola for over two minutes while he said he couldn’t breathe 16 times. The lawsuit alleged that Arreola went into cardiac arrest following brain damage he endured from the force the officers used when restraining him. In July 2021, the Columbus City Council decided to settle before trial for $500,000. 

Compensation
$500,000.00