Florida Sheriffs Resolution Explains Opposition to Legalized Marijuana

On January 16, 2014  the Florida Sheriffs Association of which Sheriff Mark Hunter is a member,  released the following resolution.   Concerned that legalizing marijuana will jeopardize public safety; Florida’s sheriffs have passed a resolution opposing the legalization of marijuana in Florida. The Florida Sheriffs Association today announced the majority vote, stressing that the main priority of FSA…

Scam Alert

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a phone scam that is taking place throughout the state.  This particular scam has been widely seen in south Florida, but is now moving north. The scammers call and fraudulently identify themselves as Florida Power and Light associates.  They advise that your bill is past due and…

Scenario Training Provides Hands On Experience

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office participated in training exercise near Fort White High School conducted by County Emergency Management. The purpose of the exercise was to train and evaluate first responders by using a realistic scenario which enabled agencies to work together.  Some of the agencies involved were the Sheriff’s…

Deputies Nab Robber

In the early morning hours Saturday, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a robbery in progress at the S & S store, 3919 N US Hwy 441.  The deputies saw the suspect’s vehicle speeding south on US 441.  They attempted to stop the car, however it fled and a brief pursuit ensued.   The driver…