Gainesville Police Department

  • Agency: Gainesville Police Department
  • Address: 701 Queen City Parkway SW, Gainesville, 30501 GA
  • Chief: Brian P Kelly (Chief of Police)
Phone: 770-534-5252
Fax: 770-535-5620

Gainesville Police Department is located at 701 Queen City Parkway SW, Gainesville, 30501 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Brian P Kelly. The Gainesville Police Department phone number is 770-534-5252.

Gainesville Police Department News

We would like to welcome Litzy Saravia to the GPD family. Litzy has been a longtime Police Explorer and has attended our youth programs since she was 13. Today, she began her career with GPD as a records clerk. A prime example that investing in our youth is an investment in our future. #coptobe #policeexplorer #proudtoserve

So proud of our Explorers’ efforts today at the 7th Annual Gwinnett County Law Enforcement Explorer Competition! They took 3rd place in Felony Traffic Stops, 1st Place in Use of Force and 1st Place in Dodgeball. #futureofficers #policeexplorers #explorercompetition #futurepoliceofficers #gainesvillega #explorerpost297 @ Gwinnett County Police Department

Robbery Arrest- On November 1, 2018, at around 1:00am officers responded to the CVS at 103 Jesse Jewell Parkway in regards to a robbery. A male subject wearing a mask entered the store, approached an employee, and demanded money. The perpetrator immediately struck the employee in the head with a knife, lodging it into his head. The male victim was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in serious condition. Responding officers located the suspect, Brandon Shane Dudley, 33, of Gainesville, Georgia shortly after the incident. Dudley was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Hall County Jail. Dudley has been charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery. Additional charges may be forthcoming.

Happy Halloween!!

**Update** Roadway is back open. 365 NB @ Howard Road closed for overturned tractor trailer. Please use alternate route.

Last call for the pie fundraiser! This is our last week to take your order. Thank you to all those who have supported us so far and for those who continue to support us! Email for your order!

Today, our hearts and prayers are with the family of retired Police Chief Jerry Forrester who passed away this morning. Chief Forrester retired in 1991 after a lengthy career that began in 1968. Photo credit: Chad White

We want to wish our own Harry Chapman (retired) a happy birthday. Chief Carol Martin and Sheriff Gerald Couch surprised him this morning at a birthday breakfast.

Designate a sober driver this weekend.

This weekend we will be kicking off our Halloween traffic safety campaign, Operation G.H.O.S.S.T (Gainesville-Hall Officers Stopping Scary Traffic). Officers will be targeting impaired driving, distracted driving, occupant safety and speeding violations. This is a collaborative effort with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Department of Public Safety, and the Hall County Solicitor General’s Office.

Having fun while teaching life lessons for Hall County Family Connection Network at “Teen Maze”.

We had the privilege to honor the life and legacy of Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney today. We will never forget the sacrifice he made. GCPD 1808 will forever remain in our hearts.

Chief Carol Martin has announced plans to retire from the Gainesville Police Department after 32 years of service. She will continue in her role as chief until Jan. 31, 2019. “I have worked shoulder to shoulder with the finest law enforcement officers and staff in the state. I am proud and honored to call them my family and friends,” Chief Martin said. “I will forever and always be part of the Gainesville Police family.” “While I look forward to enjoying my retirement, I know that I will miss the community I serve, the progress we have achieved, and the friends that I have made along the way,” she added. Martin joined the Gainesville Police Department in January 1987 as a patrol officer. She advanced through the ranks of the department, serving as a Patrol Officer, Investigator, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Major before being named Chief in August 2014. She is the city’s first female police chief. “I want to thank Chief Martin for her 32 years of service to our city. I wish her well on her retirement. We will miss her greatly,” Mayor Danny Dunagan said. “Chief Martin built strong community partnerships throughout the city. She worked hard to improve communication with the public to let people know that the police are here to help.” Martin was instrumental in achieving national and state certifications for the Gainesville Police Department. The department is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) as a Flagship Agency. “Chief Martin is dedicated to the highest standards of police work. She has worked tirelessly to reduce crime, increase roadway safety, and improve the quality of life for city residents,” City Manager Bryan Lackey said. “She brought the department out of hard times and has the lead them to a much better place.” Chief Martin is a 1982 graduate of Forsyth County High School. She was an honor graduate of the 77th Session of the Northeast Georgia Police Academy in 1987. In 1988 she received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Brenau College. In 1997 she was recognized by the Gainesville Elks Lodge as “Police Officer of the Year”. Gainesville Kiwanis Club presented Chief Martin with the “John W. Jacobs, Sr. Memorial Award” for excellence in law enforcement in 2003 and again in 2007. Chief Martin is an active member of the International and Georgia Associations of Chiefs of Police. Chief Martin currently serves as a board member of the Gainesville Rape Response and the Georgia Law Enforcement State Certification Program.

Happy belated National Boss’ Day! Deputy Chief Parrish and Sergeant Holbrook love each other so much they both wore the same outfit today! #pinkforoctober #nationalbossday #gainesvillega #pinkoctober

It's with our deepest sympathy and heavy hearts that we offer condolences to the family and co-workers of Gwinnett County Officer Antwan Toney. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Georgia law enforcement community as heaven has gained another angel.

Thank you @kubotausa for having us at the Family Day Fall Festival! #communitypolicing #kubotatractor #fallfestival #chiefcanwegetatractor @ Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp

Just in time for Thanksgiving! We are pleased to announce that Southern Baked Pie Company and Gainesville Police Department have partnered to raise money for youth-based programs in our area! Please let us know if you are interested in purchasing a pie. FREE DELIVERY for those in Hall County! Orders must be in by November 5th. Thank you all for your support! To place an order, please call 770-535-5281 or email

Thank you Representative Matt Dubnik!

Come see us at University of North Georgia Dahlonega for the Law Enforcement Career Fair! #nowhiringgpd #communitypolicing #gainesvillega #jobfair #jobrecruiting