Columbia County Sheriff Department

At the Freed Promise Project, we are monitoring the Columbia County Sherriff’s department for scandals, and corruption. We encourage reporting any information you may have on corruption or mistreatment of inmates by Columbia County Sherriff’s Department to the proper authorities immediately. We understand reporting the Columbia County may be a intimidating task, if you would like help please feel free to contact us at the Freed Promise Project @

With the COVID 19 Coronavirus pandemic effecting Columbia County Sherriff Department and Local County Jail we are paying specific attention to this situation. We are seeing a never before situation with the COVID 19 Coronavirus break out in the way the Columbia County is handling the treatment of Columbia County inmates please let us know of any mistreatment by the Columbia County jail to

Current Columbia County Sheriff

Sheriff Mark A. Hunter

Patrol deputy, school resource officer, Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, 1994-1999; instructor coordinator, North Florida Community College, 1995; special agent, district supervisor, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Enforcement, 1999-2005; undersheriff, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, 2005-2006; elected Sheriff of Columbia County, 2008; re-elected 2012, re-elected unopposed 2016.

During the upcoming 2020 Elections, we are also monitoring Columbia County candidates in the current Columbia County Sherriff 2020 Election. We do this with an eye for fairness but with an understanding that no single person has more influence in the everyday life of Columbia County Inmates and their families.