Sheriff Hunter Presents FSA Award

On Thursday, January 29, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter recognized a local resident for his service to the Florida Sheriff’s Association. In a ceremony attended by his wife and employees of the Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Edward Hall was presented with a Distinguished Service Award by Sheriff Hunter. Mr. Hall was recognized for his 35 years [...]

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Sheriff Reads to Kindergarteners

On Monday, January 26, Sheriff Mark Hunter visited a kindergarten class at Eastside Elementary School to read to the students. Sheriff Hunter’s philosophy is simple; by interacting with the kids in a positive manner at a young age he hopes to minimize negative interaction with law enforcement later in their lives. Sheriff Hunter said “being [...]

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Sheriff Hunter Swears in New CSU Members

On Wednesday, January 21, in a ceremony attended by friends, family and Sheriff Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in two new members of the Citizen Service Unit. Beverly Scott and Stephanie Massey took the oath to be civilian volunteers and will be assigned to the CSU. The Citizens Service Unit (CSU) was formed in [...]

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Sheriff Hunter Promotes CCSO Members

On Friday, January 16 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted Corporal J.T. Williams to the rank of Sergeant and Deputy Sheriff Murray Smith to the rank of Corporal. Sergeant Williams, who has been with CCSO since 2001, is assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division and will [...]

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Detention Visitation System Upgrade

On Wednesday, January 14, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office video visitation at the detention facility became fully operational again. The video visitation had been down since early December when the prior service provider, EdgeAccess went bankrupt and would no longer be able to maintain the service to the detention facility. Immediately the Sheriff’s Office searched [...]

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