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UF student faces charges for vandalized Jewish fraternity sign

The University of Florida Police Department filed a sworn complaint on Tuesday against a 24-year-old UF student in connection with the vandalization of a pro-Israel sign displayed by a Jewish fraternity on campus. Simon Nicholas Lowry, a graduate student and teaching assistant, is facing two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief.  In addition, he was issued […]

Firearms prohibited on campus

Dear students, faculty, and staff: I’d like to take this opportunity to provide you with accurate information about the new “permitless carry” law that went into effect on Saturday. To clarify, possession of a firearm at the University of Florida, and at all other colleges and universities in Florida, is still prohibited. Under this new […]

UFPD recognized for leading the way in mental health

BJA Award

The University of Florida Police Department was recently honored for being a national leader in mental health initiatives and programs. The recognition was presented to UFPD through a plaque that recognizes the department’s work as a Law Enforcement-Mental Health Learning Site, a program within the Bureau of Justice Assistance that assists law enforcement agencies seeking […]

Annual Notice of Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), and Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). The CALEA […]

Successful Prosecution of Anthony Smalls, II

On behalf of Chief Linda Stump-Kurnick, the University of Florida Police Department (UFPD) announces the successful prosecution of Anthony Smalls, II. On April 18, 2020, UFPD disseminated a Timely Warning to the Gainesville campus after a sexual battery occurred along the banks of Lake Alice. In the Timely Warning, UFPD publicized the victim was approached […]