Police Departments

UF Police Department

The University Police Department provides a full range of services including investigating crimes committed in its jurisdiction, making arrests, providing crime prevention and community services programs, and enforcing laws.  UPD also has a separate Community Services Division and Office of Victim Services.

  • Website: http://www.police.ufl.edu/
  • Location (Administrative Services): Building 51, Museum Road, P.O. Box 112150 Gainesville, FL 32611-2150
  • Phone (Administrative Services): 352-392-9842
  • Phone (Main): 352-392-1111
  • Phone (Emergency): 9-1-1
  • Email: updinfo@admin.ufl.edu




Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

  • Location: 2621 SE Hawthorne Road Gainesville, FL 32641
    • P.O. Box 5489 Gainesville, FL 32627-5489
  • Phone #: 9-1-1 (Emergency)
  • Phone #: 352-955-1818 (Non-Emergency)
  • Website: http://www.alachuasheriff.org/


Victim Advocacy Unit

The Victim Advocacy Unit provides 24-hour on-call crisis intervention, outreach to victims of crime, emotional support to victims and their families, referrals to community services, serves as a liaison between the victim and the detective during the investigation, and provides assistance with filing injunctions and Crime Victim Compensation.

Gainesville Police Department

Provides online police reporting, victim outreach services, and community programs.

  • Location: 545 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone #: 9-1-1 (Emergency)
  • Phone #: 352-393-7670 (Non-Emergency)
  • Website: http://www.gainesvillepd.org/


Victim Outreach

The Victim Outreach Department of the Gainesville Police Department provides immediate response and outreach for victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes, provides counseling services, accompanies and supports victims through criminal justice proceedings, assists with applications for victim compensation, provides transportations to court appearances and other appointments, assists with protective injunctions, offers community education and consultation, provides personal advocacy, and referrals.