Columbia County, GA

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Shaming
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Letters
Cameras
Web stings
License suspension

Columbia County is located on the northeastern border of Georgia, and has a population of about 110,000. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has conducted both web-based and street-level reverse stings using undercover investigators as prostituted women and male sex buyers, since 2007 and 2009, respectively.  The reverse stings net about 10 arrests each, after which the names, ages, and hometowns of those arrested are reported to the media.

Key Partners

State Georgia
Type County
Population 108760
Location
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