From Chief Linda Stump-Kurnick:
Thank you for taking the time to visit the University of Florida Police Department (UFPD) website. I am extremely proud to be a part of such a progressive campus law enforcement agency, and would like to tell you a little more about our department.
The University of Florida Police Department is a State and Nationally Accredited law enforcement agency established to provide the highest degree of safety and security possible for the University of Florida community. We currently employ 89 certified law enforcement officers that provide twenty-four hour-per day patrol and protection of campus and local assets, enforcing all laws and ordinances. We are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property.
Like many municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies, we have a Criminal Investigations Division dedicated to investigating crimes occurring on our campus, a Bicycle Patrol Unit, Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), 4 K-9 Teams (Officer Morgan and Apollo, Officer Motes & Viper, Officer Sexton & Rocky, and Officer Holmes & Boomer), Motor Cycle Unit, the Office of Victim Services, and other specialized units responsible for duties unique to the campus environment.
Every member of the UF community should also be familiar with, and take advantage of, the UFPD Community Services Division. The Community Services Division (CSD) is one of the most important divisions of our department. CSD Officers are committed to providing personal and property safety information and programs designed to help make your educational, living, and working experience at UF as enjoyable and crime-free as possible. You can contact the Community Services Division at (352) 392-1409.
Download the GATORSAFE APP now for valuable information on our Department, safety tips, a campus map, and many other resources right on your smartphone/tablet. This is also one of the fastest means to receive UF Alerts.
Again, thank you for taking time to browse our website. For answers to any questions you may have regarding the UFPD, please click here: Contact UPD
Chief Linda J. Stump-Kurnick, Assistant Vice President of Public and Environmental Safety is the first female Police Chief at a State of Florida public university. A native of Lafayette, Indiana, Chief Stump holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Corrections from Ball State University, a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Purdue University, and is also a graduate from Florida and Indiana Law Enforcement Academies and the FBI National Academy. Chief Stump started her law-enforcement career in 1984 as a Trooper with the Indiana State Police, and joined the Purdue University Police Department a year later. While at Purdue she formulated her progressive campus law enforcement vision while working as a patrol officer, sergeant, detective, lieutenant and captain before her appointment as the Purdue Chief/Director in June 1999. She has extensive law enforcement experience in large event security with both the Purdue University and the University of Florida police departments. She was certified in Advanced Threat Assessment through the Gavin de Becker & Associates Management Academy in 2008, and is a graduate of the first Crisis Leadership in Higher Education course at Harvard in 2009. Chief Stump joined the University of Florida Police Department in July of 2003, and has been an adjunct faculty member at Tiffin University since 2009.