Sheriff Hunter Recognizes Six for Awards

On Friday, March 1in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter awarded six deputies, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Lifesaving Medal for their involvement in four separate incidents. Sergeant Randy Harrison was awarded the Lifesaving Medal for his actions on October 2, 2018 when he saved a choking toddler.…

ACCREDITATION TEAM TO EVALUATE CCSO

ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (FL) A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive April 8 to examine all aspects of the CCSO’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  CCSO has to comply with approximately 250 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many…

Teen Driver Challenge

 Driving is serious business!  The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office offers a course to better equip teen drivers with the techniques and tools needed to become safe and defensive drivers.  Under the direction of professional driving instructors, students learn how to check their vehicle and perform basic maintenance such as checking the oil and tire pressure.  This may…

Detectives Investigate Shooting Death

On Wednesday, December 26, Columbia County Sheriff Office Detectives began an investigation into the shooting death of a juvenile.   At about 7 pm, Deputies responded to the 200 block of SE Anastasia Street in unincorporated Columbia County due to a report of a person shot. When Deputies arrived they learned the subject that had…