“IRS” Scam Alert

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a phone scam that is taking place throughout our area. This particular scam has been widely seen across the country. The scammers call and fraudulently identify themselves as the IRS. They advise that you owe back taxes and demand immediate payment via a prepaid credit card. The [...]

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CCSO School Resource Deputies Teach Students to “Just Say No”

On Friday, October 10, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies visited the 5th grade students at Columbia City Elementary School to teach about the dangers of drugs. The 30 minute program given to over 90 students in two sessions had a simple yet effective message. “Respect yourself” and “Say No to Drugs”. Corporal Clint [...]

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Task Force Detectives Serve Search Warrant, 73 Marijuana Plants Seized

On Thursday, October 9, at approximately 7 pm Detectives from the Columbia County Multi-jurisdictional Task Force served a search warrant at 1839 SW Wilson Springs Road in Fort White which yielded 3 arrests and seizure of a large number of marijuana plants. Earlier that day, the Task Force received information about an indoor marijuana grow [...]

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New Member Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, October 8, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in a new member during a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel. Sheriff Hunter swore in Mr. Troy Freeman as a Deputy Sheriff. Deputy Freeman will be assigned to the Patrol Division for field training and solo assignment. We wish him the best in [...]

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Pink is the New Green

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, the CCSO family came out in pink this Friday. Pictured is Sheriff Mark Hunter with some of the support staff and the Lieutenants Diane Johnson and Cedric May with some of the support staff at the Columbia County Detention Facility.

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