Columbia County Crime

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is responsible for law enforcement in the 290 square miles that make up Columbia County, Georgia. Organizational divisions include Administrative Services, the Criminal Investigative Division, Community Services, Detention Center, Professional Standards, Special Operations and Patrol Division.

Perhaps the most public face of the Sheriff's Office, the Patrol Division divides Columbia County into 10 patrol beats, and deputies are assigned a permanent beat. Consisting of dozens of certified law enforcement officers, the Patrol Division is organized into four squads, consisting of a lieutenant, staff sergeant, sergeant and 13 deputies. Officers are on duty for twelve-hour shifts, on a four days on and four days off schedule.

The Special Operations Division consists of a Crime Suppression Unit, Traffic Unit, Mountain Bike Patrol and a Vice and Narcotics Unit. A K-9 team is maintained for manhunts and drug interdiction.

Information courtesy Columbia County Sheriff's Office website.


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Woman pleads to stealing from employer

A woman admitted to stealing from her employer and was sentenced on Thursday.
By Valerie Rowell | Thursday, April 23, 2015

Former deputy sentenced

A former Columbia County sheriff's deputy pled guilty after admitting to giving police reports to attorneys and was sentenced on Thursday.
By Valerie Rowell | Thursday, April 23, 2015

Animal Rescue owner cited, stripped of license

The owner of an Evans animal rescue group was sentenced Wednesday after being cited for not caring for animals properly and was stripped of her license.
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, April 17, 2015

Evans mom charged with holding teen party

An Evans woman was arrested Monday, accused of holdng a party with drugs and alcohol for her teenage daughter and her friends.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Body of Jackson man found in lake

A man wanted in South Carolina who disappeared from a lake recreation area over the weekend was found dead in the lake early Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Authorities seek missing, wanted man

Columbia County authorities are searching for a man wanted in South Carolina who disappeared from a lake recreation area over the weekend.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, April 13, 2015

Girl rescued, 4 arrested in child exploitation sting

An underage girl was recovered in a sex trafficking sting in Columbia County, and four people were arrested and charged with attempted child molestation, FBI officials say.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, April 4, 2015

Cafeteria manager investigated over money

Greenbrier Elementary School's former cafeteria manager is being investigated over missing lunch money, school officials said Thursday.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Doctor linked to unlicensed pain clinic

Imo F. Ndem, 55, of Darwood Drive in Grovetown, was arrested March 17 at his office on Old Petersburg Road, according to a Columbia County sheriff's report.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Judge dismisses child molestation charges

Magistrate Judge W. Bryant Swan Jr. dismissed child molestation charges Tuesday morning against a man arrested by Grovetown authorities in February.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Law enforcement agencies closing racial gap

Recent employment figures show the racial gap between area law enforcement agencies and the communities in which they serve continues to shrink.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, March 27, 2015

Grovetown Public Safety offers locations for Craigslist transactions

The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is encouraging Craigslist buyers to use public safety parking lots to complete transactions.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, March 27, 2015

Teen to repay damages for BMX track damage

A teen accused of damaging Columbia County's BMX track was ordered to repay the damages.
By Valerie Rowell | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Decision on new Harlem public safety chief expected soon

Harlem's lengthy search to fill its vacant director of public safety position is expected to end this week, city officials said.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, March 21, 2015

New Grovetown K-9 gets arrest in first week

K-9 Roscoe trained four months before officially joining the Grovetown Police Department. It took him four days to be called into action.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, March 20, 2015

Man accused of sex with teen granted bond

An Augusta man accused of having sex with an underage teen was granted a bond on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, March 20, 2015

Woman accused of stealing from husband's company granted bond

A woman accused of stealing more than $400,000 from her husband's company was granted a bond in teh same amount on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, March 20, 2015

Woman sentenced for ramming car into Dollar General

Roshana Lequisha Payne, 38, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, driving under the influence and driving with an open container of alcohol.
By Valerie Rowell | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Case continues against man accused of having sex with teen

The case against an Augusta businessman accused of sex with a teen will continue after a preliminary hearing Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Harlem athletic director resigns after burglary arrest

Harlem High School's athletic director resigned Monday after a weekend burglary arrest.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, March 2, 2015
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