Contact Phone Number
Patrol Division
Communications Section
Public Info/Media
Investigations Division
Community Services Division
Training Division
Personnel Section
Office of Victim Services
Office of Professional Standards
Records Division
UFPD Lost and Found

If you would like to report a crime or need immediate assistance, please contact us at the appropriate number above.

Email us with our Contact Form

All media interview requests should made online through the Business Affairs website

If you would like to report a crime or other disruptive behavior anonymously, use our Silent Witness Form

If you are a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and need to report a crime to the Office of Clery Act Compliance, use our CSA Report Form

If you would like to file a formal complaint regarding the behavior of a member of the UFPD, the process is detailed on the Citizen Complaint Process page

Would you like to fill out our Customer Service Survey?

Where is the police department located?
  • The Police Department’s Main Entrance and Front Desk are located in the Public Safety Building at 1555 Museum Rd., Gainesville, FL 32612. The Front Desk is open from 8AM to 4PM Monday-Friday, with the exception of UF Holidays and the December Holiday Break. When the Front Desk is closed please call 352-392-1111 for assistance.
Which police department should I call?
  • For all emergencies, on or off campus, Dial 911
  • For non-emergencies on campus, contact the University of Florida Police Department at (352) 392 1111.
  • For non-emergencies off campus, but within Gainesville/Alachua call (352) 955 1818.


What can I expect when I call UFPD?
Briefly state the reason you called. A call-taker answers and obtains information regarding the emergency and quickly enters and transmits the information into a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system. A dispatcher immediately reads and disseminates information to first responders as the call-taker continues to obtain additional information. Examples of brief nature of incidents are:

“I hear shots fired.”

“I see a man with a gun.”

“I’m involved in a vehicle accident.”

“A building is on fire.”

“Someone is at my window.”

How can I help if I am reporting an actual emergency?
For the most expedient response, it is critical to know the address of the emergency. If the address, building name or number is unknown, know the cross streets or as much information about the location as possible.
Why is it necessary to answer so many questions from the Dispatcher?
The University of Florida Police Department appreciates and relies on conscientious members to report crimes in progress or just occurred, medical emergencies, suspicious persons, activities and behaviors. The Communications personnel are trained to ask specific, pertinent questions to quickly enter and disseminate useful information to ensure the safety of first responders and campus community. It’s important to note answering call-taker’s questions doesn’t impede law enforcement response. Answer questions to the best of your ability.
If the situation is dangerous, should I hang up the phone or remain on the line to answer more questions?
If you are calling from a safe location, be prepared to remain on the telephone to answer questions that provide first responders detailed information relevant to others safety and theirs such as weapon(s) involved, name(s), race, sex, age, height, weight, identifying scars, clothing description, vehicle description (color, make, model, license plate), direction of travel, mode of travel, and time lapse of person(s) involved. This information is critical and increase law enforcement chances of apprehending perpetrators. Follow the call-taker’s instructions and don’t hesitate to clarify ambiguous information.
Who do I contact if I have a question about social media or have a media inquiry?
If you have a question about social media, you can contact UFPD’s Public Information Officer via email at

For media inquiries or requests, please use the UF Business Affairs Media Request Form:

I lost something on campus, how do I contact lost and found?
Most buildings on campus, Residence Halls, and Villages have a lost and found, so please check with the Office/Desk for that Housing Area or building first. After a certain time, most Offices or Desks will transfer their lost property to us if it has not been claimed.

If you’ve lost something at a sporting event, visit and submit a form with your contact information and description of the lost item. UAA staff members will monitor submissions and contact you if we’ve received your item. Lost items can be picked up at the Ticket Office window at Gate 1 of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm EST.

Below is a list of some additional places on campus that have lost and found:

Lost and Found Campus Locations Contact Info
Architecture/Fine Arts Library
Bryan Hall
Florida Gym
Law Library Circulation Desk
Library East/Map Library
Library West
Little Hall/Math Department
Marston Science Library
Norman Hall/Business Office
O’Connell Center
Peabody Hall (Dean of Students)
Center for Performing Arts
Reitz Union
Shands Hospital (Security)
Southwest Recreation Center
Turlington Hall
University Athletic Association
University Auditorium
University Police Front Desk
UFPD Property Custodian
Weil Hall
Weimer Hall
How do I get a copy of a report?
The University of Florida Police Department Records Unit is responsible for compiling, maintaining and disseminating information from department records regarding both incident and traffic crash reports. The Records Unit is also responsible for providing crime statistics to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for the Uniformed Crime Report which in turn is used to provide an assessment for the level and types of crime which occurs on our campus.

As a state agency, the University of Florida is required to provide public records in accordance with Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes (FSS 119). In order to effectively meet that requirement, the University of Florida hosts an online Public Records Center to make it easy to request general UF records or police records. It also provides a section with answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and a way for users to monitor the progress of their requests online. The portal for the Public Records Center can be accessed at

While it is highly encouraged that those seeking public information use our on-line Public Records Center system, anyone wishing to make a request is not required to do so. In accordance with FSS 119, those requesting public information are expressly permitted by law to make requests in any manner they choose (verbal, written, anonymous, etc.). Citizens and media representatives can also make public records requests for incident or traffic crash reports by coming to our department during normal business hours Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm or simply calling (352) 392-6651.

If you are interested in solely obtaining a crash report completed by the University of Florida Police Department, the most expedient way to do so is by going to to request a copy of a traffic crash report.