Columbus at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Columbus Police Department
- 386 Officers
- 101 Civilian staff
Officers per 1000 residents
- 2.48 Columbus
- 1.6 National average, cities with 100,000 to 249,999 population
- 2.3 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.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|COLUMBUS GEORGIA CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT FUNDING ASSISTANCE FOR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|COLUMBUS GEORGIA CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNDS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|COLUMBUS GEORGIA CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT FY 19 JAG||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|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|
Recent 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
|1||1 @ $658,000.00||$658,000.00||C||1|
|1||1 @ $2,641.00||$2,641.00||Q||3|
|2||2 @ $60,409.00||$120,818.00||C||1|
|200||200 @ $396.00||$79,200.00||D||1|
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $500,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
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.