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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.


The latest news stories

Deputy Injured During Search Warrant

On June 29, 2022 at approximately 9:00am, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was assisting the Lake City Police Department in the execution of a search warrant near the intersection of NW Long Street and NW Fowler Avenue. During the search warrant, a member of the CCSO SWAT team was injured. The deputy was…

CCSO Achieves Reaccreditation

Sheriff Hunter and Sgt. Parker at Awards Presentation   On Thursday June 16, 2022, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office officially received its reaccreditation designation. The designation was awarded by the Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation at a conference held in Orlando, Florida. Sheriff Mark Hunter and Accreditation Manager, Sergeant Chris Parker, were in attendance to…

Canine Deputy Drago Passes Away

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is sad to report the death of Canine Deputy Drago. Drago and his handler were on a training exercise on June 14, 2022 when Drago suffered a heat-related injury. He was immediately transported to a veterinarian clinic for treatment. Drago was stabilized and began to show signs of recovery. Drago…

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