Contact Phone Number
352 392 1111
Patrol Division
352 392 5447
352 392 5444
Communications Section
352 392 5449
Public Info/Media
352 273 3309
Investigations Division
352 392 4705
Community Services Division
352 392 1409
Training Division
352 392 8949
Personnel Section
352 392 2880
Office of Victim Services
352 392 5648
Office of Professional Standards
352 392 9584
Records Division
352 392 6651
UFPD Lost and Found
352 273 3328

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

Would you like to fill out our Customer Service Survey?

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.
Police jurisdictions around the University of Florida including campus and some nearby UF managed property

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.


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 LocationsContact Info
Architecture/Fine Arts Library
352 273 2805
Bryan Hall
352 392 2397 press 0
Florida Gym
352 392 0578 x41606
Law Library Circulation Desk
352 273 0724
Library East/Map Library
352 273 2825
Library West
352 273 2525
Little Hall/Math Department
352 294 2350
Marston Science Library
352 273 2851
Norman Hall/Business Office
352 273 4125
O’Connell Center
352 392 5500
Peabody Hall (Dean of Students)
352 392 1261
Center for Performing Arts
352 392 1900
Reitz Union
352 392 1649
352 393 7850
Shands Hospital (Security)
352 265 0111 x44848
Southwest Recreation Center
352 846 1081
Turlington Hall
352 392 0371
University Athletic Association
352 375 4683 x6800
University Auditorium
352 392 2346
University Police Front Desk
352 392 5447
UFPD Property Custodian
352 273 3328
Weil Hall
352 392 5848
Weimer Hall
352 392 1124
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.