COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

It is the responsibility of the Administration Support Group to perform the many tasks that keep the daily routines of the Sheriff’s Office functioning efficiently and effectively. The Administration Support Group has four Divisions that are necessary in order to maintain a fluent and seamless operational work flow within the organization. These Divisions include Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Administrative Services.

As with any organization reporting is a major function, and the Sheriff’s Office is no different. The Sheriff’s Office produces reports and documents associated with each Division of the Agency. Payroll must be handled every two weeks, accounts must be balanced and monies tracked. Human Resources keep track of qualifications of new applicants and training requirements of current appointees. The Information Technology Systems Administrator maintains the computers for the agency and assists in evaluation of new technology, along with maintaining the agency website.

FINANCE DIVISION

MISSION STATEMENT FINANCE DIVISION

FINANCE - KIM NICHOLA, DIRECTOR

KIM NICHOLA, DIRECTOR

The Finance Division’s major areas of responsibility include budget management, payroll, purchasing, assets, and financial reporting. Our mission:

  • To manage and maintain financial records in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and in compliance with State and Federal laws.
  • To develop and maintain effective and efficient financial planning, reporting and central support systems in order to support the operating divisions in achieving their program objectives.
  • To provide the Sheriff and Board of County Commission with financial information on a timely and meaningful basis.
  • To provide quality service to the residents of Columbia County by being good stewards of public funds while ensuring cost effective public safety services.

HUMAN RESOURCES

MISSION STATEMENT HUMAN RESOURCES

HUMAN RESOURCES - CATHY DAVIS, DIRECTOR

CATHY DAVIS, DIRECTOR

Serving as a strategic part of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the mission of the Human Resources Division is to provide quality human resource services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce within a supportive work environment.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

MISSION STATEMENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - WAYNE CRAIG, DIRECTOR

WAYNE CRAIG, DIRECTOR

The Sheriff’s Office enjoys the benefits of many of today’s cutting edge technologies in order to more effectively perform its function of law enforcement. A glimpse of some of these technologies include the following:

    • SmartMCT Mobile Computer Terminals (MCTs)
    • SmartJail Database Management System
    • SmartCAD Computer Aided Dispatch System
    • SmartRMS Records Management System
    • SmartAdmin Systems Administration System
    • SmartWeb Web Application Services

Additionally the directorate provides technological support in furtherance of the Sheriff’s Office mission. Information technology support includes the following:

  • Provide help and support to Sheriff’s Office staff
  • Maintenance of Sheriff’s Office information systems
  • Coordination of new application implementation
  • Research new technologies
  • Configuration and deployment of desktop and server systems

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

MISSION STATEMENT ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

LARRY AUGER, DIRECTOR

LARRY AUGER, DIRECTOR

The Administrative Services Division encompasses the agency’s Records, Evidence and Vehicle Maintenance Sections.

Administrative Section personnel are dedicated to serving the citizens and visitors of Columbia County with the highest level of customer service.

The Records Section provides centralized storage and retrieval for all incident and offense reports generated by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Records Section personnel direct all incoming switchboard calls to their proper location, respond to public record requests, and maintain the Uniform Crime Reporting information for the state and national crime statistics.

Additionally these personnel are responsible for providing local (Columbia County) background checks, copies of offense reports and CAD reports for incidents which occurred in Columbia County. Reports taken by a Law Enforcement official from another agency (for example, City of Lake City or the Florida Highway Patrol), must be obtained from the reporting agency.

If you need a copy of a report, please be prepared to provide as much information from the list below to assist in the production of your report.

  • Date and Time of Incident
  • Location of Incident
  • Type of Incident
  • Is it an Offense Report?
  • Is it an Arrest Report?
  • Parties Involved
  • Any offense numbers, if available.

The Evidence Section is responsible for cataloguing, maintaining, and final disposition of evidence obtained during criminal investigations from the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office takes in a significant volume of evidence every day and the Evidence Custodians are responsible for the security of thousands of pieces of evidence.

Agency Maintenance Operations is tasked with ensuring all vehicles and equipment are fully operational and prepared to respond to any situations 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Certified Mechanic has the daunting task of procuring all repair parts and maintaining the majority of vehicles used by the Sheriff’s Office.