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,…

Sheriff giving plaque to Zimmie Petty

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…

Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force Receives Award

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that our Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force was the recipient of the 2019 Florida Narcotic Officer’s Association Region II Unit of the Year Award.  The award was presented last week at the 2019 FNOA Conference.   The MJDTF is part of the North Florida High Intensity Drug…