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

The Gainesville Police Department would like to wish all of our veterans a Happy Veteran’s Day and thank all of you for your service to our country. The administrative offices of GPD will be closed tomorrow in observance of the federal holiday.

Help the Alachua County Sheriff if you have any information about this case.

📢 GAMEDAY ROAD CLOSURES 📢 Just a reminder that W. University Ave will be CLOSED three hours prior to kickoff and up to 2 hours after the South Carolina game (and Muschamp homecoming??!) Have a great day, and #GoGators!

📢 GAMEDAY ROAD CLOSURES 📢 Just a reminder that W. University Ave will be CLOSED three hours prior to kickoff and up to 2 hours after the #UFFootball game. Have a great day, and #GoGators!


Felony Hit & Run with Serious Bodily Injury Vehicle vs. Pedestrian 18-20338 GAINESVILLE, FLA – On Saturday night, November 3rd, 2018 at approximately 11:20 P.M., a pedestrian was crossing NW 16th Ave just east of N. Main St when a white, 4 door, sedan traveling westbound, struck the pedestrian and continued traveling without stopping to render aid. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with life threating injuries and is still in the hospital. The vehicle should have front end damage and possibly a cracked or broken windshield. The attached photographs and video are of the vehicle we are seeking information on. Anyone with information is asked to contact THI investigator, Ofc Al Moore, at 352-393-7744. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP or on their website at

Attempt to identify this person. Call Det M. Quinn at 352-393-7734

Thank you to #TV20 and Brianda Villegas for reporting on one of GPD's B.O.L.D Program successes.

Please join us at the Black on Black Crime Task Force meeting on Wednesday, November 7th, 5:30 P.M., at the Alachua County School Board Auditorium, 620 E. University Ave, where Marie Small will discuss community programs and services and GPD members will discuss our BOLD program.

Wanted for Attempted Homicide: Jonathan Smith. Call 911 or the non-emergency number at 352-955-1818 if you know his whereabouts.


📢 GAMEDAY ROAD CLOSURES 📢 Just a reminder that W. University Ave will be CLOSED three hours prior to kickoff and up to 2 hours after the #UFHomecoming game. Have a great day, and #GoGators!

📢 HOMECOMING PARADE ROAD CLOSURES 📢 On Friday, Nov. 2, there will be road closures between 11AM-2PM due to the Homecoming Parade. University Ave. will be closed between NW 22nd St. (the old UF President’s House) to Main St. S. Main St. will be closed between University and South Second Ave. These closures will remain in effect until the parade has ended, historically around 2PM. Motorists south of University Ave. should use SW 16th Ave. or Archer Rd. as a detour. Those north of University Ave. should use NW Eighth Ave. Road closures may be viewed on the SmarTraffic website at #GoGators!

Please read this post from GRU. The scammers are at it again. If you are a victim of this type of scam, please contact the non-emergency number 352-955-1818 to have a report taken.

Well, friends - the Gainesville Police Department Facebook is undergoing a bit of a change, and I’m going to break the first person wall again. My name is Officer Ben Tobias and for the past six years, I’ve been the agency's spokesperson and behind the scenes as the social media manager for GPD on Facebook and Twitter. I’ve done a majority of the work myself, but have had help from amazing colleagues such as Detective Matt Goeckel, and Acting Chief Inspector Jorge Campos while I was away or during emergency operations. My last day on the payroll of the Gainesville Police Department is today. I have accepted a job in the private sector - something I wasn’t actively looking for, but the new opportunity is just too good to pass up. For the past six years, you have allowed me into your lives to provide information from a police department with my humorous spin. We have enjoyed some great times with the Twitter battle with the Oxford MS Police Department; the story of Officer Bobby White where even Shaquille O' Neal got involved, and the creation of the Basketball Cop Foundation; and of course the Hurricane Irma #HotCop phenomenon that launched the celebrity career of Officer Daniel Rengering. We’ve also had some tough times together - but in the end we were able to learn how to interact with one another so much more effectively using the wonderful technology of social media. Leaving the agency is certainly bittersweet. I’m going to miss the ability to talk directly with the public and share the stories of the brave men and women that serve this community with integrity. As I leave you - please remember that the Gainesville Police Department is always here for you. You are never bothering the police by contacting us to report suspicious activity. And also - PLEASE lock your cars!! This has been fun folks - I’m honored to have served you in this capacity. Until next time, Officer Ben Tobias (BT) Badge #719

Don't miss GPD's very own Daniel Rengering on #Survivor, TONIGHT at 8pm, on CBS! Good luck on your journey to ONE-MILLION DOLLARS!

The Gainesville Police Department is currently working a homicide that occurred in the 600 block of NE 15th Terrace. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 352-393-7656 or to remain anonymous call crime stoppers at 352-372-STOP.

Homicide Investigation 18-19582

CALL FOR HURRICANE SUPPLIES AGAIN: PLEASE SHARE. Facebook friends, we are sending another team of GPD officers to the panhandle and need more supplies. Please review the list in the photo and donate what you can. GPD WILL BE ACCEPTING DONATIONS AT HEADQUARTERS (545 NW 8TH AVE) BETWEEN 3PM AND 6PM THURSDAY!

THANK YOU, GAINESVILLE! We asked and you answered! We took these supplies and delivered these hurricane supplies to those who need them most.

Get to know GPD's very own "Hot Cop," Daniel Rengering, who is currently competing for ONE-MILLION DOLLARS on CBS' #Survivor! Watch TONIGHT at 8pm!

THANK YOU GAINESVILLE! We asked, and you delivered. These supplies are headed to the Panama City area today to be delivered to those that need them. We will have another team deploying later in the week and will certainly let you know when additional supplies are needed!