Captain John Whittle oversees the Court Services and Transportation Division. The Transportation Section is responsible for transporting inmates to court appearances and medical/dental appointments, transferring inmates to the Georgia Department of Corrections, transferring inmates to Columbia County from other jurisdictions, and for any other transportation needs. With the implementation of modern video teleconferencing technologies, most court appearances are accomplished remotely. The number of transports per month averages 100 and the number of video teleconferences averages 100.
Agencies requesting inmate pickup call 706.541.2800 and request to be transferred to Transportation. If there is no answer please leave a voicemail and someone will respond.
The Court Services Section provides bailiff services for Columbia County Superior, Probate, and Juvenile Courts and courthouse security. Current staffing is three full-time Bailiffs, thirteen courthouse security personnel and five part-time bailiffs.