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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.

Recent News

Detectives Investigate Homicide

Wednesday night, August 8, Detectives were called to the scene of a homicide in the 300 block of Raven Ln in unincorporated Columbia County. At about 8:30 pm, patrol deputies responded to a service call to assist EMS medics who were out with a male lying in the street on Raven Ln. The deputy arrived…

Sheriff Promotes One and Awards Three Life Saving Medals

On Friday, July 27 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted Detective Shayne Foote to the rank of Corporal and awarded Life Saving medals to Deputy Olivia Roberts, Deputy Lemny Sanchez and Sergeant Keith Spradley. Corporal Foote has been with CCSO since 2011 and will be assigned…

Florida Sheriffs Association Announces New Board for 2018-2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 25, 2018) –The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), one of the largest and most successful law enforcement associations in the nation, is pleased to announce its leadership for the 2018-2019 year, which is led by Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter who has been elected as president. Sheriff Hunter will be responsible for presiding…

Detectives Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

On Thursday afternoon, July 19, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested a Fort White man for two armed robberies he committed during the last week of June. Michael Lanter, 41 was arrested at his home, 6165 SW CR 18 in Fort White after Detectives served a search warrant on the residence and recovered evidence of…

Deputy Uncovers Neighborhood Drug Operation

On Thursday, June 21, a Deputy patrolling a neighborhood in unincorporated Columbia County uncovers a substantial drug operation. The Deputy was driving through the Wise Estate subdivision, when he noticed a car starting to drive away from a home. The car suddenly stopped and the driver tried to conceal himself by reclining his seat back. …

Sheriff Hunter Presents FSA Award

On Tuesday, June 12, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter recognized a local gentleman for his tremendous support to the Florida Sheriffs Association. In a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Sidney Strickland Jr. of Lake City was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by Sheriff Hunter. He was recognized for 40 years of contributing to…

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