About GPD

The Gainesville Police Department is a full-service, community oriented policing law enforcement agency dedicated to partnering with our citizens for problem resolution. In 2007, the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) continued its mission to serve and protect the City through enhanced programs and citizen interaction. This collaborative effort has made Gainesville one of the most livable cities in the United States. The goals of our agency are to reduce the number of calls for service, decrease crime through prevention and enforcement and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Gainesville.

We have approximately 300 sworn officers and 70 support personnel. Gainesville is the largest city in Alachua County. It serves as the cultural, educational, and commercial center for the North Central Florida region. As of the 2010 Census, there is an estimated of 124,354 (countywide 258,555) residents in Gainesville. The City of Gainesville was founded in 1854 and incorporated in 1869. Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, the state's leading research institution, and Santa Fe College, a provider of excellent professional and vocational education. Gainesville has one of the largest medical communities in the Southeastern United States.

Visit the City of Gainesville's website for more information.