Sheriff Mark A. Hunter (NPA)
Born Lake City, FL, December 21, 1960
Columbia High School; Graduated 1979
BA Degree, Organizational Management
FDLE; Chief Executive Seminar, Class 43, 2009
FBI National Academy, Class 256, 2014
Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army; Florida Army National Guard, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) 30 years service
Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, Patrol Deputy, School Resource Officer, 1994-1999; North Florida Community College, Instructor 1996-2006, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Enforcement, Special Agent, District Supervisor, 1999-2005; Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Undersheriff, 2005-2006; Elected Sheriff of Columbia County, 2008. Re-elected Sheriff of Columbia County in 2012.
Honors and Affiliations:
District Chairman, Suwannee River District Boy Scouts of America, 2008-2011
Elk’s Lodge 893, 1987-present. Florida Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors, Co-Chair
for the FDLE Pill Mill Task Force, Member of the Florida Model Jail Standards Committee.
Church: Christ Central Ministries
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