Gainesville Police Department

  • Agency: Gainesville Police Department
  • Address: 545 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, 32602 FL
  • Chief: Tony Jones (Chief of Police)
Phone: (352) 393-7500
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Gainesville Police Department is located at 545 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, 32602 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Tony Jones. The Gainesville Police Department phone number is (352) 393-7500.

Gainesville Police Department News

THANK YOU TO OUTSIDE AGENCIES! Unfortunately, a few agencies were inadvertently left off the Joint Press Release from yesterday...and it was strictly a data error. We certainly appreciate the following folks traveling to Gainesville to help us out: Belle Isle Police Department Ocala Police Department Orlando Police Department High Springs Police Department Alachua Police Department Gulfport, Florida Police Department Also a big thanks to the Florida Department of Agriculture Deputy Division Director Richard Miranda for their facility, the UF/Shands Orthopedic Center and the Florida Department of Transportation Gainesville Engineer Steve Scanlon who assisted us with road closures yesterday.

LIVE Press Briefing regarding arrest of the three persons involved in yesterday afternoon’s shooting.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: A GPD School Crossing Guard was photo-sniped while doing bike repairs. We LOVE our Crossing Guards!

3 ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AFTER RICHARD SPENCER SPEECH

Arrest reports and mugshots of the persons allegedly involved in 34th/Archer shooting are forthcoming. Confirmed to be related to speech.

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Presser regarding the 34th/Archer shooting arrests (was related to event) 1:00pm at GPD HQ, 545 NW 8th Ave.

‪SHOOTING UPDATE: ‬ ‪Thanks to teamwork with Alachua County Sheriff, the suspected shooter from yesterday was in custody a few hours after the crime.‬ ‪Details and press conference info forthcoming‬.

GPD offers the most heartfelt of thanks to our brothers and sisters in uniform that came when we asked for help in keeping our town safe. Safe travels back to your homes and families. Your GPD Officers that worked today thank you, Gainesville for trusting us with your safety. We wouldn’t have used so many resources if we didn’t truly care about this City. Hundreds of brave men and women suited up for the unknown today, and thankfully they all get to go home tonight. And thank you, Gainesville for showing the world what this city is all about. All eyes were on all of us today, and we all did Gainesville proud. It is our absolute honor to serve and protect you. -BT719

GPD offers the most heartfelt of thanks to our brothers and sisters in uniform that came when we asked for help in keeping our town safe. Safe travels back to your homes and families. Your GPD Officers that worked today thank you, Gainesville for trusting us with your safety. We wouldn’t have used so many resources if we didn’t truly care about this City. Hundreds of brave men and women suited up for the unknown today, and thankfully they all get to go home tonight. And thank you, Gainesville for showing the world what this city is all about. All eyes were on all of us today, and we all did Gainesville proud. It is our absolute honor to serve and protect you. -BT719

SW 34th Street has been reopened. Thank you, #Gainesville.

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION - NO INJURY: Gainesville, FLA - Investigators are trying to determine who shot at a group of people sitting at a bus stop Thursday afternoon. Shortly before 5:30pm, GPD responded to reports of a single shot fired. The preliminary investigation revealed that two groups of individuals engaged into a verbal argument in the parking lot of CVS at the intersection of 34th and SW Archer Road. One group was walking on foot and another was in a vehicle, possibly a silver Jeep. The group on foot left and walked east on SW Archer Road and stopped at the bus stop. The Jeep reportedly pulled up to the group, an "average" looking white male got out of the vehicle, fired a single shot at the group then fled in the vehicle. Thankfully nobody was hit by the gunfire. Investigators are currently interviewing the group that was shot at to gain additional information on the possible vehicle or shooter. It is unknown at this time if the shooting was related to any of the events today. Officials are asking anyone with information to call GPD at 352-955-1818 or CrimeStoppers at 352-372-STOP. Additional details will be released through GPD's social media channels as they become available. ###

Ref 34/Archer shooting...no media calls please. There are 100s coming in. All info will be relayed here. Nobody hit by single shot.

Anyone with info regarding single shot fired from Silver Jeep should call 955-1818. PIO enroute to scene shortly.

Reports of a single shot fired at 34th/Archer just before 5:30p. White male in Silver Jeep reportedly fired one shot and fled. Nobody hit.

The speaker has left the area.

#Media ALL MEDIA AT UF no media bags are allowed outside of vehicles. Please leave bags and carry equipment per

PROHIBITED ITEMS for UF Event Area: Pursuant to local Emergency Declaration, the following items are hereby PROHIBITED until 9:00pm tonight in the area listed on the map: Weapons, tasers, knives, sharp objects Lighters, matches, torches or open flame Any athletic equipment or items which could be used as a weapon Masks of any kind, goggles, bandanas/scarfs, neck gaiters Flag poles, bats, clubs, sticks (including sticks on signs) Aerosol / pressurized cans, mace Chains, padlocks, bicycle locks Shields Fireworks Backpacks, bags, purses, clutches Signs made of anything other than cloth, paper, foam core, cardboard Cans, metal or glass containers, premixed beverages or alcoholic beverages Water bottles of any kind Pop-up tents, canopies or hammocks Wagons or pull carts Coolers Pets (excluding ADA service animals) Grills, propane tanks Bicycles, scooters, skateboards Umbrellas Laser pointers Water balloons Megaphones or other amplified sound devices. Violators will be subject to arrest.

MEDIA PARTNERS: GPD's PIO will be working as part of a Joint Information Center today and want you to know what to expect and what not to expect from GPD. · ALL information will be sent through either GPD’s Facebook or Twitter platforms. It’s the easiest way for us to get critical information to both you and the public. · GPD will not be doing a play-by-play of the events. As I get confirmed information that is relevant to public safety or security, it will be relayed. · Unless the rumor poses a significant threat to public safety or order, GPD will not be addressing individual rumors. · Due to the overwhelming number of expected inquiries, GPD will not answer individual questions or conduct individual interviews. All info will come from our social media channels. · I’ll also remind everyone that your press pass does not grant you any additional rights. If a dispersal order is given, everyone in the affected area will be subject to law enforcement intervention if they refuse to disperse. · GPD is here to keep Gainesville safe and secure. I hope you all stay safe and make smart decisions today.

ITEMS PROHIBITED DOWNTOWN pursuant to Local Emergency Declaration: Weapons (as defined by Section 790.001(13), Florida Statutes) Shields Bats Clubs Violators will be subject to arrest. This order shall be in effect until 11:30pm tonight.

We’ve Got Your Back, #Gainesville.

ROADWAY CLEAR: 39th Ave at Waldo Road is clear of crash vehicles.

TRAFFIC ALERT: 3 vehicle crash at 39th / Waldo Rd blocking intersection.

Please read this amazing note (and donuts) we received for Officer Ryan Quinn: "Officer Quinn, you don't know me but you saved my son's life early Saturday morning, and for that, my family and I are eternally grateful. You found my son lying in the middle of the road, bleeding and nearly unconscious. Somehow, you were able to get my son to unlock his phone and you first called my wife (didn't answer because phone was downstairs) and then you called me. During the call you calmly and reassuringly described the situation and relayed my son's significant medical condition (hemophilia) to the emergency medical team. Without you, I'm certain my son would have died. Your actions allowed me a chance to fly to Gainesville to spend the weekend with my son to help him heal both physically and emotionally. But more importantly, you gave him a second chance to realize all of his potential to make this world a better place. My son and I were able to continue to discuss and plan his future but without you, I would have instead been planning his funeral. Our lives ever so briefly collided that night but the impact is everlasting and will never be forgotten. I'm certain that when we meet in person, you'll simply explain that you were "just doing your job". And despite how irrational that statement seems given that you saved the life of my child, I guess I would agree. But there's so much more. Yes, perhaps you were just doing your job like the tens of millions of other people in America. But your job is different. On a daily basis, you risk your life and everything that is dear to you in order to protect and save the lives of others. I don’t know why you (and your colleagues) choose to do what you, but our society is incredibly fortunate that you make that choice and sacrifice each and every day. There’s so much more to say and I look forward to meeting you in person soon. Hopefully, my son and I can take you out to lunch (or dinner or whatever). Finally, as if you haven’t already done enough, I have one request. Please keep “just doing your job” – the lives of our children depend on it. I have arranged for Krispy Kreme to deliver 10 dozen donuts to the station tomorrow (10/17) at 9:00 am as a small token of my appreciation. I hope you and the staff enjoy. I would also like to make a donation to a charity that the Gainesville Police Department supports, so I would appreciate if someone could provide some direction on where to send the check and to whom it should be addressed. Thanks again. -G"