Alachua Police Department

  • Agency: Alachua Police Department
  • Address: 15000 NW 142nd Ter, Alachua, 32615 FL
  • Chief: Joel DeCoursey (Chief of Police)
Phone: (386) 462-1396
Fax: (386) 462-6579

Alachua Police Department is located at 15000 NW 142nd Ter, Alachua, 32615 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Joel DeCoursey. The Alachua Police Department phone number is (386) 462-1396.

Alachua Police Department News

Hey folks! Check out this update from the City of Alachua regarding the Boil Water Notice!

BOIL WATER UPDATE! Please see the following from the City of Alachua's facebook page regarding the boil water notice.

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE The waters of the Santa Fe River are starting to recede. We have been advised that I-75 will remain open. SR 27 and SR 41 in High Springs remain closed until flood waters return to a safe level.

CITYWIDE BOIL WATER NOTICE: All City of Alachua water customers are under a BOIL WATER NOTICE effective immediately. The City is working to resolve the issue in a timely manner. Again, this boil water notice applies to residents and customers that are connected to the City of Alachua water distribution system citywide. As a precaution, the City of Alachua advises that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of (1) one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used. It is not necessary for residents to boil water used for hand washing or bathing. This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until biological testing demonstrates that there is not a presence of bacteriological impurities. Notice of rescission of the precautionary boil water notice will be posted on the City website and on the City’s Facebook at Please contact Jessie A. Meetoo, Public Services Staff Assistant at 386-418-6140 or if you have any questions regarding this matter.




**POTENTIAL ROAD CLOSURE** Columbia County: Santa Fe River and Potential Road Closures Per the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: “The Santa Fe River under I-75 has rapidly risen 15 feet within the past 36 hours due to the heavy rainfall over North Florida from Hurricane Irma. In the event that I-75 closes, please see the detour map. Additional bridges on U.S. 27, U.S. 41, S.R. 47 and possibly U.S. 121 may be impacted. Florida Department of Transportation and Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles have staff monitoring the bridges that may be impacted by the flooding 24/7. If the river rises to an unsafe level, the bridge will be impassable both northbound and southbound, and would be closed immediately. Floridians that are traveling should avoid the area if possible.” If this closure takes place, the City of Alachua will experience an influx of traffic that will be re-routed from I-75 to NW US HWY 441.


Alachua County Animal Services is still accepting pets for shelter until 2pm. Eastside High School is a pets only shelter. If you need shelter and do not have pets, please go to one of the other shelter locations. Current shelter locations and availability information can be obtained by dialing 311

Please see the following info from our friends at the Sheriff's Office.

**MANDATORY EVACUATION** Alachua County has issued a mandatory evacuation for anyone living in a mobile home. If you live in a mobile home, please seek shelter now.

Please make sure to purchase any last minute items as soon as possible. All Publix Supermarkets will close at 6pm today.

**SANDBAG UPDATE** Both sandbag distribution locations are out of sandbags. Residents still needing sandbags will need to bring their own bags. Some folks have been using trash bags.

**VOLUNTARY EVACUATION NOTICE** Alachua County has issued a Voluntary Evacuation Notice effective Saturday, September 9th at 8am for residents living in mobile homes, manufactured homes, RVs, and homes in flood prone areas. Shelters are open across Alachua County including two in the City of Alachua. Shelters are first come first served. If you plan to stay at a shelter, please do so by Saturday morning as they will begin to fill up. Further information is available through the Alachua County Rumor Hotline by dialing 311.

Shelters are now open at the following locations within the City of Alachua: Alachua Elementary School 13800 NW 152nd PL Santa Fe High School 16213 NW US HWY 441 Limited supplies are available at each location. Please bring your own sleeping bags and/or air mattresses.

Please see the following from Alachua County Schools in reference to school closures.

SANDBAG INFO Sandbags are available at two locations within the City of Alachua: 11815 NW US HWY 441 (Park across from Turkey Creek) 14913 NW 140th Street (lot next to Alachua Branch Library) -10 bags max per person. -Bring your own shovel. -Must be able to load and transport on your own.

We have recieved multiple calls in reference to Hurricane Irma concerns. The Rumor Control Hotline is now active. Please call 311 or 352-264-6557 for information.