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Area Police Stations

Columbus Police Department
R L Boren(Chief of Police)
510 10th St., PO Box 1866
Columbus, GA, 31902

Columbus State University Police Department
Rus Drew(Chief of Police)
4225 University Avenue,
Columbus, GA, 31907

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The city of Columbus, also called "The Lowell of the South or The Fountain City" encompasses the following counties: Muscogee. Columbus's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Teresa Tomlinson.

Columbus encompasses land area: 216.1 sq mi (592.1 km2), water area: 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2). This equates to a population density of 861.4/sq mi (332.6/km2). The local time zone is EST (UTC-5).

Zip codes in Columbus include 31820, 31829, 31900-09, 31914, 31917, 31993-94, 31997-99. Local area codes are 706, 762. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 13-19007, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at City of Columbus.

Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Muscogee County, Georgia, United States, with which it is consolidated. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 189,885. It is the principal city of the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area, which had a 2011 estimated population of 301,439, according to the US Census. It joins with the Auburn, Alabama metropolitan area to form the Columbus, Georgia-Auburn, Alabama Combined Statistical Area, which had a 2011 estimated population of 466,089. It is the third largest city and fourth largest metropolitan area in the state, and also the 123rd largest city in the United States.

Columbus lies 100 miles (160 km) south of Atlanta. Fort Benning, a major employer, is located south of the city in Chattahoochee County. The city is home to museums and other tourism sites. The area is served by the Columbus Airport. The current mayor is Teresa Tomlinson, who was elected in November 2010. The city was ranked number 4 on the 100 Best U.S. Cities to live by Best Life Magazine, a now defunct magazine primarily catering to men.

Founded in 1828 by an act of the Georgia Legislature, Columbus was situated at the beginning of the navigable portion of the Chattahoochee River and on the last stretch of the Federal Road before entering Alabama. The city was named for Christopher Columbus, its founders likely influenced by the writings of Washington Irving. The plan for the city was drawn up by Dr. Edwin L. DeGraffenried who placed the town on a bluff overlooking the river. Across the river, where Phenix City, Alabama is now located, Creek Indians lived until their removal in 1836.