Detectives Investigation Homicide

On Tuesday, December 4, Columbia County Sheriff Office Detectives began a homicide investigation into the death of a female who had been discovered in a local motel room. Deputies had been sent to the Sands Motel at 1600 E Duval Street in unincorporated Lake City to do a welfare check on a female staying in…

Bias-Based Profiling vs Criminal Profiling

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,…

Detectives Investigate Deadly Altercation

On Saturday, September 29, Columbia County Sheriff Office Detectives began a homicide investigation in the normally peaceful Three Rivers community of Fort White.   The investigation was prompted by a late night 911 call into the Columbia County Combined Communications Center reporting an altercation and shooting at the Three Rivers boat ramp at 1102 SW…

Sheriff Hunter Promotes Two

On Friday, September 7 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted Detective Chris Parker to the rank of Corporal and Corporal Brian Lucas to the rank of Sergeant. Corporal Parker has been with CCSO since 2014 and will be reassigned from the Criminal Investigation Division to the…