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

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

Trust isn’t given. It’s earned.

Many of you have asked how to donate to the family of the fallen Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Deputies. This is the ONLY verified information that exists. Please don’t fall victim to anyone trying to scam during this difficult time.

GPD Officers will be honorably helping get these heroes back home.

Please keep our brothers and sisters from the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office in the forefront of your minds. This is in our backyard, folks.

Remember them. Honor them. These men of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office did nothing to deserve their tragic deaths today.

Our hearts are heavy today hearing from the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office that they lost two of their own. Please keep their agency and families in the forefront of your minds.

FROM THE MAILBAG: "The Honorable Chief Jones: Yesterday, my wife and I needed assistance from the Gainesville PoliceDepartment regarding a hit and run in which our vehicle was the “victim" vehicle. Despite a very hard work day helping the community recover from a very strong thunderstorm, members of the Gainesville Police Department (specifically Ofc Mike Myers. Ofc Keith Carlisle, Sgt Lisa Satcher, and Sgt David Schramek) exemplified prompt and courteous service and should be commentated for their professionalism. Despite dire weather and a heavy workload, these officers tracked down (and arrested) the suspect as well as provided the victims with information needed for a crash report (the driver and owner were not cooperative). I witnessed the arrested suspect interact with the officers. He was argumentative, insulting, and clearly disrespectful. The officers were absolutely professional in attitude, language, and demeanor. In this day and age, when people are so quick to bring out negative conduct of Law Enforcement, I’m grateful that the City of Gainesville has Ofc Mike Myers, Ofc Keith Carlisle, Sgt Lisa Satcher, and Sgt David Schramek to demonstrate that police, even after working a long day, can be incredibly courteous, polite, and professional-- even to those who do not act the same. Respectfully, A local business owner" Great work by our officers and sergeants that helped folks in need...and thanks to that business owner for taking the time to share such great words!

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Saturday night, 4/14 shortly before 11:00pm, Johnny Paul Bollinger was struck and tragically killed by a vehicle after stepping into Waldo Road just north of NE 16th Avenue. The area was very dark and the vehicle driver reported not seeing Bollinger until it was too late. There is no evidence of criminal activity in this tragic crash, but investigators are still attempting to gather information. Investigators are looking to speak with a witness who was directly behind the vehicle that struck Bollinger. The witness initially stopped at the crash scene, but left before investigators could get their information and statement. The witness was driving an older light-colored Ford Ranger and is described as a white male, approximately 5'9" 200lbs, was wearing a flannel shirt and light colored pants. Additionally, investigators are trying to find more information on Bollinger's recent activities in order to determine his whereabouts leading up to the crash. Either the witness or anyone with information can reach Traffic Investigator Debra Page at 352-393-7744.

On Friday, the Gainesville Police Department Leadership Academy visited the Florida Holocaust Museum. What a wonderful experience. The attendees learned a lot. Anti-Defamation League instructor Yael Hershfield was great. By learning about history - we can learn how to be better protectors and servants.

FROM THE MAILBAG: "Sgt. Lugo, You have no idea how grateful I am for your assistance last night. I was just about in tears just thinking about how you came and assisted my daughter and me when we ran out of gas on NW 6th St. You pushed my car. You had another officer slow down traffic so I could get to the gas station. All I wanted to do was go home after a long day and when I ran out of gas I was on the brink of just screaming at the top of my lungs. When I gave you a hug, it was genuine! It was a relief. Thank you so much for not just an officer but a wonderful human being. -KL" Great job, Sergeant Ariel Lugo!

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash involving pedestrian on SW 62nd near Spyglass Apts. Expect delays for morning commute.


Great job, Tyree!

We hear it's #NationalSiblingsDay! Meet Detective Captain Anthony Ferrara (left...aka the shorter one) and his brother Detective Sergeant Nick Ferrara! (And Sinatra in the background of course.) #Ferraras

PLEASE SHARE: DID YOU TURN IN A WALLET? On April 1, a very helpful citizen turned in a wallet they found to the GPD Front Desk. It appears the wallet may have been taken during a recent robbery, and detectives need to know where this helpful citizen found the wallet! If you were this helpful citizen, please call GPD's Detective Bureau at 352-393-7670...and thank you!

HELP IDENTIFY The subject in the video is suspected of burglarizing multiple storage units and businesses the evening of March 21, 2018. Please call Detective Kathy Posey at 352-393-7739 with info, or Alachua County Crime Stoppers Inc at 352-372-STOP with anonymous information.

ORANGE AND BLUE GAME ROAD CLOSURE INFO! The Florida Gators Football #OBGame is Saturday at 3. As in previous years, the following road closures will be in effect 3 hours prior to kickoff, and up to 2 hours following the end of the game Plan accordingly, and #GoGators!

1. Thank you to the person that recognized this as a scam and sent it to us. 2. This is a SCAM. 3. Do not call the "Euro Million Lottery Commission" to claim your gajillion dollars. 4. If you DO choose to give these scam artists your hard-earned money...there's nothing we can do to get that money back since a majority of these scams originate overseas. 5. This is a SCAM. (did we mention that already?) Make good choices, Gainesville.

We can't forget the men and women behind the scenes that answer your calls and dispatch our officers! Our dispatch services are provided by the Alachua County Sheriff's Combined Communication Center. THANK YOU for being the voices on the other end of our police radios!

Wow did we have fun tonight at Texas Roadhouse - Gainesville, FL tonight for our #TipACop event for Special Olympics Florida!

GPD Detectives and Victim Advocates from the Alachua County Victim Services Rape Crisis Center (who just happen to work out of our building!) representing at the Strive UF #TakeBackTheNight event. April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month.