Groveland Police Department

  • Agency: Groveland Police Department
  • Address: 408 W. Orange St., Groveland, 34736 FL
  • Chief: Thomas R Merrill (Chief of Police)
Phone: 352-429-4166
Fax: 352-429-5559

Groveland Police Department is located at 408 W. Orange St., Groveland, 34736 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas R Merrill. The Groveland Police Department phone number is 352-429-4166.

Groveland Police Department News

Please help the Groveland police by donating an artificial Christmas tree for our parade float. THANK YOU!

Counterfeiting Update: The Groveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division appreciates the public's help in identifying the subjects pictured below who may have information about a string of counterfeiting incidents in the Groveland area. The investigation is ongoing. Remember: If you see something, say something.

COUNTERFEITING: Groveland Police are asking for your help with identifying the people in these photos. We believe they may have information related to the recent increase of counterfeit currency being provided to businesses in the city. If you know who they are, or have any information related to these cases, please contact the Groveland Police non-emergency number, 352-429-4166, or you can call Crimeline at 800-423-8477 and remain anonymous. If your tip leads to a felony arrest, you will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Groveland Police Department is proud to continue the partnership with Groveland Elementary School, and the children of the community by having Officer Festa on campus as their School Resource Officer. His duties there will not only be safety and security for the school, he will also be teaching the kids about many topics such as bullying and what to do about it, internet safety, and safely walking or bicycling to school just to name a few.

THANK YOU to the Groveland residents for their patience while the City makes repairs to Water Plant #5 and overall improvements to our water system. We wanted to clarify our earlier post. 1) Your water is and has been safe to drink. 2) About half of our residents are experiencing low pressure due to repairs at Water Plant #5. We apologize for the inconvenience. 3) Normal water pressure will return when the repairs are completed, in about 10 weeks. TO KEEP UPDATED ON THE PROGRESS, SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER. Send your email address to Thank you!

FAITH Neighborhood Center will be distributing food to those in need tomorrow, August 2

We need your help! You have helped many times in the past and we want to work together again to identify the suspect shown in these surveillance photos. Around 11:30 p.m., on Monday July 23, 2018, this individual burglarized multiple unlocked vehicles in the Westwood subdivision on Compass Rose Dr. in Groveland. Note that the suspect appears to have a large birthmark or tattoo on his left forearm that stands out. If you know the identity of this suspect please contact our Criminal Investigations Division reference case # G18071983 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477. Let’s work together to take this individual off the streets.

Did you miss your chance yesterday to donate school supplies. Good news were back at it again today. Come by the Dollar General at 14627 C.R. 565a in Groveland and help us fill up the emergency vehicles with school supplies to donate to kids in the community. We will be here until 3pm today.

Come on by Walgreens at 7777 S.R. 50 today until 3pm. Help your community by filling up our emergency vehicles with school supplies to be donated to local kids in your community

MEDIA RELEASE GROVELAND POLICE SEEKING ROBBERY SUSPECT GROVELAND (June 30, 2018) – Groveland police responded to a call Saturday morning at the Burger King at 7989 State Road 50. Police Chief Shawn Ramsey said that two of the restaurant’s employees reported they entered the business about 6 a.m. and disrupted a burglary in progress. The employees told police the perpetrator pointed a handgun at the employees, at which point it became a robbery, before he fled on foot. The perpetrator is described as a young, tall, thin black male who was wearing all black clothing. The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information related to this case, please contact the Groveland Police Department at 352-429-4166 or CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS.

Our explorers and volunteers did a phenomenal job giving back and representing the city today.

Another day another suspicious incident where we are working on identifying the subject. This subject was walking around the Douglas Landing subdivision today acting suspicious. If you can identify him please contact a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division. Click on the link for the video of the suspicious subject

Suspicious Incident Lexington Estates: You have helped in the past, lets work together to do it again and get these two persons of interest identified. Recently these two subjects were walking around the Lexington Estates subdivision on Cheshire St. at about 5:00 am knocking on doors. If you can identify these subjects or have any information about what they were doing or, have videos of them from any of your surveillance cameras on your residence please contact the Criminal Investigations Division. Subject #1 - male subject between 13-20 years old, with dark colored bushy hair, wearing dark shorts and a shirt with a small square logo on it. He also appears to be holding an unknown type of tool. Subject #2- male subject between 13-20 years old with glasses, with dark colored hair and a small beard, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and long pants.

Update: He's been captured

Our Police Explorers are still actively working to achieve their goal to attend the National Law Enforcement Explorers Conference in July. We would like to thank you for your continued support in advance. Any donations made to the post will go towards the trip, operational cost through the year, and items such as uniforms.

Breaking News Escaped Inmate:

Our officers would like to provide you with a few friendly reminders on what you should and shoud not do if you see a turtle crossing the road. Pictured here is our very own Splinter (AKA Ofc. Getford) who has recently saved four turtles while on duty. Even if they are ninjas and have turtle power they could still use help from time to time. Turtles are on the move so please drive safe and if you are not able to pull over safely just slow down or move over.