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SHERIFF MARK A. HUNTER (NPA)The intent of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Website is to enable you to be informed with the most up to date information that we can provide you and in the most efficient and effective manner. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office provides professional law enforcement services with integrity and compassion to meet the diverse needs of our community.


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On Wednesday February 17, 2021, Sheriff Hunter held a swear-in ceremony at the Sheriff’s Operations Center. Rhionna Gaal was sworn in as a detention officer. The ceremony was attended by other Sheriff’s Office personnel. Gaal will be assigned to the Columbia County Detention Facility as a detention officer. Please join us in welcoming Detention Officer…

MEDIA RELEASE: Deputy involved in fatal crash

On Friday February 12th at approximately 6:30pm, one of our deputies was involved in a 3 vehicle traffic crash while driving home in his agency patrol car. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 441 South near SE Sprite Loop. Sadly, the crash resulted in the death of a female who was driving one of the…

Updated Media Release Regarding Double Shooting

(Clayton Travon Hopkins) D.O.B. 10/16/2002   Detectives continue to investigate a shooting incident which occurred on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The incident left Dionne Leslie (17years old) dead and another teenager wounded. This investigation has developed many leads, but has also been hindered by the reluctance of potential witnesses to come forward with information. Detectives…

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