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Columbia County is located in northern Florida, where it borders the state of Georgia. The county covers 801 square miles and was home to 67,531 residents, as of the 2010 census. The majority (nearly 80%) are white, with about 17% African American. It was established in 1832, and the county seat is Lake City. The northwest border of the county is formed by the Suwannee River, and the southern border is the Santa Fe River.

Two major interstate highways bisect the county, intersecting near Lake City: I-75 runs north and south, while I-10 runs east and west. The county benefits from the large number of tourists who travel through the area, headed for the Atlantic coast or the Florida peninsula to the south. Other economic factors include agriculture, with products such as tobacco, melons, cotton, corn, peanuts, and timber.

Lake City was originally named Alligator because it was established next to a Seminole Indian settlement called Alligator Village in about 1830. The named was changed in 1859, when the mayor’s wife moved to town and refused to hang her lace curtains in a place called Alligator. The new name was chosen to recognize the many lakes in the area.

The Columbia County Detention Center is run by the Sheriff’s Office and located at 389 NW Quinten Street in Lake City. The facility houses both male and female inmates and has 300 beds. The website gives detailed information about rules for visitation. Both remote and on-site video visitation is allowed. Inmates may receive mail under specific regulations. To make inquires about visitation schedules, specific inmates, or regulations, call 386-755-7000.

Columbia Correctional Institution is a state-run facility also located in Columbia County, east of Lake City. Established in 1992, it houses up to 1,427 male inmates in close, medium, minimum, and work release custody in the main facility. In 2004, and annex was opened, housing a maximum of 1,566 additional inmates in close custody. Columbia Work Camp and Lake City Work Release center are also supervised by the institution. The physical address of the Institution and Annex is 216 SE Corrections Way, Lake City, FL 32025. To inquire about a prisoner or visitation rules, call 386-754-7600. More information on these facilities is available on the Florida Department of Corrections website.

Columbia County Detention Center Address: 389 NW QUINTON STREET LAKE CITY FL 32055

18 hours ago
SubTropical Storm Alberto is coming. Although not a severe storm, we will get some wind and a lot of rain over the next 2 days. Remember it’s best to stay off the roads unless you have to be out. If the road is flooded do not drive through it cause the road may be washed away ColumbiaSheriff photo
1 week ago
Westside Elementary School staff and students wore blue today in support of National Police Week and our local law enforcement. Students made cards to be given to local law enforcement, thanking them for their service! @Columbiasheriff and Chief Gilmore LCPD accepted the cards. ColumbiaSheriff photo
2 weeks ago
@Columbiasheriff congratulates Deputies Eric Wright, Chad Guerry and Stephen Aguila on their outstanding efforts which resulted in saving two lives recently. You have made us all proud!!!
2 weeks ago
Prayers for our neighbors!!!
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On this Police Memorial Day, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office lost one of our own in a police vehicle crash.

Please keep their family, co-workers, friends, and fellow officers in your prayers.

As more information becomes available, it will be released.
2 weeks ago
Speeding is dangerous, speeding in the rain makes it much worse, but speeding in the rain with $360,000 worth of illegal drugs will get you arrested every time!!! @Columbiasheriff Tuesday's safety tip

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office primary service response area consists of the unincorporated areas of Columbia County (those area within Columbia County that are outside city limits). Columbia County totals approximately 797 square miles. This service area is subdivided into specific geographic areas of directed patrol and investigative responsibility composed of four divisions and two districts. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division is considered to be the backbone of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office as it is not only the largest division within the Sheriff’s Office, but it is also the most visible. The Division is comprised of multiple shifts broken into Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta. In addition it maintains the School Resource Deputies, Courthouse Operations to include Bailiff, Transportation, and Civil Process service. Additionally, within the Division there are several specialized teams serving in the capacities of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Dive, Marine, Negotiations, Training and K-9. The responsibility of this unit is to maintain a safe and orderly environment for citizens and visitors in all areas of Columbia County. When assistance is requested from the Sheriff’s Office, the first deputy responding will most likely be a member of the Patrol Division. These deputies are in constant contact with the public and answer a variety of calls. Commanded by a Captain and two Lieutenants, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division is made up of uniformed patrol deputies who provide law enforcement services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. These deputies are encompassed within five zones of the county and assigned to two Districts. District One is made up of Columbia County north of County Road 240 and District Two is everything south of CR 240. Patrol deputies handle a varied range of calls from noise complaints to homicides. For this reason, these deputies must have in-depth knowledge of the law and must be well versed law enforcement officers. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of multiple units that assist local, state and federal government agencies by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating criminal intelligence information throughout the state and nation to support criminal investigations. The Divisions units are broken down into the following investigative teams: Crime Scene, Sex Crimes, Fraud, Homicide, Property, and our Sex Offender Unit. Additionally within the Division there are several special investigative units that conduct investigations in the following areas: Multi Jurisdictional Task Force, Warrants, and Special Investigations. In addition to these duties CID is responsible for the administrative support of the Sheriff’s Office through Evidence, Property Room, Records, and Victim Services. Detectives are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on a rotational basis, to respond to emergency investigative needs but are normally available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to provide assistance when needed. It is the responsibility of the Administration Division to perform the many tasks that keep the daily routines of the Sheriff’s Office functioning efficiently and effectively. The Administration Division has several departments within the Division that are necessary in order to maintain a fluent and seamless operational work flow within the organization. These departments include Finance, Human Resources, Purchasing, Supply and Computer Systems Administration. As with any organization reporting is a major function, and the Sheriff’s Office is no different. The Sheriff’s Office produces reports and documents associated with each department within the Division. Payroll must be handled every two weeks, accounts must be balanced and monies tracked. Human Resources keeps track of qualifications of new applicants and training requirements of current appointees. The Grants Coordinator compiles data for grant application submission and renewal. The Purchasing and Supply section ensures that all necessary and needed equipment is available. The Computer Systems Administrator maintains the computers for the agency and assists in evaluation of new technology, along with maintaining the agency website. The Columbia County Detention Facility is located at 389 NW Quinten Street and it is one of the largest divisions within the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. It is responsible for booking and detention of all arrested persons in the county, including those arrested by law enforcement agencies as well as the Sheriff’s deputies. The Division Commander is a Captain and has overall responsibility for the operation of the detention Facility. The Division has several departments within it that are necessary to perform the daily functions necessary to maintain the care, custody, and control of the inmate population. These departments are broken up as follows: Corrections, Medical, Booking, Classification, Administration, and Warrants. The Columbia County Detention Facility will serve the public safety interests of Columbia County effectively, efficiently and professionally.
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Columbia County Sheriff's Office18 hours ago
SubTropical Storm Alberto is coming. Although not a severe storm, we will get some wind and a lot of rain over the next 2 days. Remember it’s best to stay off the roads unless you have to be out. If the road is flooded do not drive through it cause the road may be washed away
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Columbia County Sheriff's Office2 days ago
@Columbiasheriff congratulates Lieutenant Todd Lussier for graduating from the Commanders Academy!!!

The Commanders Academy is an exceptionally informative and educational experience that is vital for public safety leaders of the next generation. The Commanders Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum and offers programs on leadership skills, business and personal ethics, management training and other topics that relate to the law enforcement profession.

“The sixth graduating class goes to show why the Commanders Academy has been recognized as an esteemed program for public safety leaders,” said FSA President and Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “This training program prepares commanders to be proactive in leading modern policing.”

“With the continuous training and innovative curriculum taught through the Commanders Academy, sheriffs’ offices in Florida are consistently looked to as the model example of protecting, leading and uniting. Our sheriffs and their commanders, deputies, and staff set the bar for the rest of the nation,” said Steve Casey, executive director of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

In addition to successfully completing this two-week training course, Commanders Academy Class 6 also raised $27,850 for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. This generous donation will help support the mission of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches in preventing delinquency and to develop lawful, resilient and productive citizens. The Florida Sheriffs Association would like to congratulate all 30 graduates of the 2018 Commanders Academy.

Lieutenant Todd Lussier is pictured in the second row sixth from the right.
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Columbia County Sheriff's Office3 days ago
Scam Alert ........if someone contacts you in any format; phone email, Facebook, text and says you owe them money and they want you to pay with an ITunes card or pre-paid credit card, please just hang up and don’t engage them.

Thieves are working overtime to get your money. You probably know if you actually owe money to someone and if you are unsure, then please figure it out before you lose more money.

@Columbiasheriff took a call today from a victim that is out thousands of dollars over a scam. In this particular scam the medium for the conversation was Facebook messenger that started at 1 am. in the morning some time ago, wanting the victim to buy with ITunes cards.

Our Detectives are investigating but these are very tough cases because most of the time the criminals are out of the country. Please be skeptical of these contacts and don't get scammed.

From Apple:

Tips to avoid becoming the victim of a scam

•If you are NOT purchasing an item from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, an Apple Music subscription, or iCloud storage, do NOT make a payment with App Store & iTunes Gift Cards. There's no other instance in which you'll be asked to make a payment with an App Store & iTunes Gift Card.
•Do not provide the numbers on the back of the card to someone you do not know.
•Immediately report potential scams to your local police department as well as the FTC (
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Columbia County Sheriff's Office4 days ago
@Columbiasheriff Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying two subjects wanted in connection to a fraud of a local business.

On April 10, 2018 two male subjects entered a local furniture store in Lake City and selected just over $8300 worth of furniture. One of the subjects paid for the furniture with a credit card which later proved to be fraudulent. That subject provided the store clerk with a Florida driver’s license which also proved to be fraudulent. The subjects loaded the furniture onto a Penske rental truck, which was rented locally in Lake City, and was turned in a few days later in Jacksonville. A fraudulent Rhode Island driver’s license was used to rent the truck. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information and/or the identification of the two subjects depicted in the attached video.

Any information please call 386-758-1095 or as always Crime Stoppers at 386-754-7099
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Columbia County Sheriff's Office added 2 new photos.1 week ago
Thank you Lantern Park Baptist Church children's ministry for the thoughts and goodies!!! It's a sweet Friday for the staff of @Columbiasheriff
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Columbia County Sheriff's Office1 week ago
Westside Elementary School staff and students wore blue today in support of National Police Week and our local law enforcement. Students made cards to be given to local law enforcement, thanking them for their service! @Columbiasheriff and Chief Gilmore LCPD accepted the cards.