Alachua County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Alachua County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 2621 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville, 32641 FL
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Alachua County Sheriff's Office is located at 2621 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville, 32641 FL. The Alachua County Sheriff's Office phone number is 352-367-4000.

Alachua County Sheriff's Office News

Mr. Green, and his family, needs our help: Shortly after 3:00am this morning, deputies responded to a call from a concerned citizen about a man lying on the ground near the 900 block of SW 62nd Terrace. When deputies arrived, they found 62 year old Joseph Green bleeding and apparently shot, and immediately began treating his injuries. Despite their best efforts and those of Alachua County Fire Rescue personnel that transported him via ambulance, Mr. Green succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The investigation is still active and ongoing, as detectives and forensics personnel continue their work to locate additional evidence, crime scenes, and/or witnesses. We are asking anyone with information related to this investigation to contact the Combined Communications Center at (352) 955-1818. You can also remain anonymous by calling (352) 372-STOP (7867) or visiting , and be eligible for a significant reward provided by Alachua County Crime Stoppers Inc and the Florida Sheriffs Association for information leading to an arrest. Please help us solve this for him and his family.

With over 2000 reactions and nearly 150 comments, we heard you...we just couldn't spoil the surprise...( This afternoon we had the opportunity recognize this outstanding 5th grader at Kimball Wiles Elementary School for helping keep his school and friends safe after finding a gun on his way to school Monday. And now we can share the rest of the story: The gun was stolen. The gun was loaded. Other kids wanted to touch it. This young man made sure they didn't get it, hid it somewhere else, then told his teacher, assistant principal, and his School Resource Deputy - and then took "his" Deputy back to the exact spot where the gun was safely recovered. Today, he received a commendation from his school, with Alachua County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Clarke cheering with his fellow students, along with a Certificate of Commendation and Sheriff's Coin from Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell, plus a special recognition from Alachua County Crime Stoppers Inc. Oh, and "his" Deputy also arranged for our hero's mom to make a surprise appearance, too. Good story. Great job.

That's two. (Stolen guns recovered this week...) Dark tinted windows, and a driver's license violation displayed on an automatic license plate reader, drew our deputy's attention to one particular car on SW Archer Road this afternoon...just a routine traffic stop? One stolen gun (glad to help out our partners at the Williston, Florida Police Department), a wad of cash, a some drugs later - one occupant received his ticket, and the other was heading to jail. Join us tomorrow morning at 9am with Bob Rose and Greg Cassidy on News/Talk 97.3 THE SKY when we talk about this case, our $5000 hiring bonus for Telecommunicators, and other "live and local" law enforcement news... And, please - don't let your gun be the one...safely secure any firearm. Every time.

Our Crime Prevention Deputy had a great time last night with roughly 160 friends from SunState Federal Credit safety training that included robbery awareness and how to respond to a Mass Casualty incident. And, yes, the Nerf gun on the table was a legitimate “training aid”...whatever it takes. Glad we could help.

#CaughtOnCamera... After bedtime last night, deputies caught a car burglar lurking through #Avalon subdivision off SW 24th Avenue...with the help of a vigilant neighbor and their surveillance system. That video, now safely secured and considered evidence, shows the suspect stealthily pulling on car handles, looking for unlocked loot. We've had similar burglaries nearby - please take a look at the map, and then take a look in your car and see if there's anything missing you might not have noticed before. If you think you've had something stolen from an unlocked car, let us know by contacting our Combined Communications Center at 352-955-1818 to make a report. Also, this was a #win for the "Sheriff's Electronic Eye" - our S.E.E. program that allows both residents and business owners to register their cameras...only if you want to...and then receive e-mails about nearby crimes that you and your cameras may be able to help us solve. Visit to find out more.

Vote! Vote! Vote! #Election2018

(November 8th Update: he got his award today...see our other post recognizing this great young man!) This morning, a 5th grade student went to his School Resource Deputy and told him he had found a gun on his way to school. The gun was not on the school campus. The student accompanied Deputy Mauldin and pointed out where the gun was. Deputy Mauldin was able to recover the gun (which was loaded) and safely get it off the streets. Thank you Deputy Mauldin for building positive relationships with your students so they feel comfortable coming to you.

Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the ASO Paws on Parole Unleashed program graduation. We will be celebrating this on Tuesday, November 6th, at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Department of the Jail located at 3333 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida. Two dogs will be taking part in the graduation. The Sheriff’s Office began a partnership with a well-established program run by Alachua County Animal Services in January of 2013. Animal Services currently runs the program with the Florida Department of Corrections, Gainesville Work Camp. The program’s main goal is to increase the adoption and retention rates of selected dogs at the Alachua County Animal Shelter.

Can you identify any of these people? They used stolen credit cards from vehicle burglaries to buy gift cards. If you recognize them please contact Detective Beville at 352-367-4170.

Can you help us identify these suspects in a credit card spending spree? On October 15, 2018, ACSO responded to the victim’s residence in reference to a theft/fraudulent activity on her credit card. According to the victim, while at the Oak’s Mall, her wallet was stolen from her purse, and the suspects made approximately $230 worth of fraudulent charges on her credit card at various locations within the county. Surveillance taken shows the above subjects using the victim’s credit card/gift cards purchased with her credit card. If you are able to identify the above suspects, then please contact Detective Beville at 352-318-9328 or

Glad to assist our brothers and sisters in Union County with this terrible situation.

Personnel arriving back to headquarters after being deployed to help Gulf County. #floridastrong

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will be attending the Third Annual Family Information/Children “Happyween” Fun Day event on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Gainesville Depot Park located at 200 Southeast Depot Ave. Members from the Sheriff’s Office will be available to answer questions about employment opportunities while providing our children a safe place to Trick or Treat! The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is in need of 9-1-1 Telecommunicators and is offering a $5,000.00 Sign-on Bonus to candidates that are hired into the position. Please stop and speak with our recruiters for more information.

Deputies on scene at NW 17th PL / Fort Clarke Blvd at the entrance to Eagle Point subdivision wires are down blocking the entrance, no one can go in or out. GRU has been notified and are enroute – unknown ETA for them to be repaired.

With the help of several citizens, Rural Services Deputies were able to corral a deliquent emu yesterday. The beast stood nearly 5 feet tall, ran at speeds approaching 30 miles per hour and weighed in around 85 lbs. It possibly possesses a blackbelt in martial arts based on the way it kicked but we haven't been able to verify that! Patience paid off and they were finally able to corral the beast. Unfortunately, it was not without casualty. Deputy Koon suffered multiple cuts, scrapes, gouges and scratches. Appearantly, Deputy Koon did not realize that emu's have sharp beaks and long feet (not to mention their long legs) with three toes and one of those toes has a nice long, sharp talon for fighting. He now knows how sharp those defense items are and how hard they can kick with their long legs! We thought that was common knowledge about emu's........ Well, he might have lost the battle. At least he will have the trip to the emergency room and scars from the stitches to remember it by. He did win the war! The beast is now cooling it's heels in the animal jail. Law and order prevailed and we hope no more deputies get assaulted by this bully. If this arrestee belongs to you and you would like to post bond, please call 352-955-1818. I can assure you that Deputy Koon will be happy to see it go. The last thing he wants is to have to go another round with it. BTW, he has nicknamed it "Champ."

On Friday, October 26th, at approximately 3:30 p.m., we will be welcoming home our personnel that have been deployed for hurricane relief in Gulf County. They were originally deployed on Thursday, October 11th and have spent the time assisting with communications, law enforcement duties and humanitarian relief. The deployment has been long and hard but they have made a huge difference. Our community and any members of the media that would like to greet them are welcomed to attend. We are proud of them and how they have represented all of Alachua County.

Good information for Gator fans headed to Jacksonville this weekend.

Update from our Gulf County deployment deputies. They have moved out of the cargo trailer and into this fine multi person bedroom complete with pallet walls (repurposed from the distribution site). Laundry is still a bit of a challenge but nobody has complained. Thank you all for your sacrifice to help our brothers and sisters in Gulf County. #floridastrong

On Thursday, 10/18/18, deputies responded to Bellamy Grand Apartments in reference to a stolen vehicle. ACSO found the stolen car parked at the Majestic Oaks Apartments. The suspect is an older white male with a slim build and white hair. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, black shoes, black sunglasses, and a tan hat. He was carrying a brown jacket (believed to be the victim’s) and a white plastic bag. The suspect may frequent the Tower Road Branch Library (3020 SW 75th St.). If you recognize the suspect or have any additional information, please contact ACSO’s Criminal Investigations Division at (352) 367-4170.

The new school year began on August 13, 2018. In observance of #NationalSchoolBusSafetyWeek, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deuties with help from our partners at Alachua County Public Schools will be conducting “Operation Bluebird” during the week of October 22-26. Already this year, several traffic crashes have occurred involving school buses. Of the approximately 29,000+ students that are attending classes, nearly 9,000 ride one of 84 Alachua County School buses that cover 378 routes. Deputies will be strictly enforcing Florida Statute 316.172 – Passing a Stopped School Bus. Remember, when a school bus stops, turns on its flashing lights and extends its signs, you must also stop unless there is an unpaved median of at least five feet, a raised median, or a physical barrier separating your vehicle from the stopped school bus. Passing a stopped school bus on the passenger loading/off-loading side is a criminal infraction requiring a court appearance. We encourage you to join forces with us, during not only National School Bus Safety Week, but also all year long, so that we can reduce the number of crashes involving school buses. All of us have an important role to play in keeping our children safe!

Be informed when you vote. #Amendment10

No owner has claimed this animal. We will hold an auction/adoption event on Monday, October 22nd, at 9 a.m. It will be held at the Rural Services Impound lot located at 18903 NW 67th Boulevard, LaCrosse, Florida.

It was one week ago when this group of men and women departed Alachua County to help our brothers and sisters at the Gulf County Sheriff's Office. Here are some pictures from the first week. We are all in this together! #FloridaStrong

Don't forget today is the big day! Come out and Trunk or Treat with us from 5 pm until 7 pm. There will be lots of fun for all!!!