Welcome to Columbia County Sheriff's Office Website

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.


The latest news stories

Bias-Based Profiling vs Criminal Profiling: The facts

As your Sheriff’s Offices works toward a safer Columbia; it’s important for our partners in the community to understand how we protect and why we do some of the things we do. Bias-Based Profiling The Difference Between Bias-Based Policing & Criminal Profiling Bias-based policing is the use of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, background,…

Local Business Donates Grill to School Resource Unit

On Thursday, September 12, a local business donated a grill to the CCSO’s School Resource Unit for use at community functions. At our local Lowes, during their contractor appreciation luncheon, Sheriff Mark Hunter accepted the grill from Ryan Shoemaker, the owner of Specialty Wood Crafters. The grill will be used at our summer camps, our…

Sheriff Presents FSA Award

On Thursday, August 22, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter recognized a local man for his tremendous support to the Florida Sheriffs Association. In a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Zimmie Petty of Lake City was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by Sheriff Hunter. He was recognized for 35 years of contributing to the…

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