Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division is tasked with following leads developed during the initial reporting of criminal activity to the University Police Department. The Criminal Investigations Division is ready to respond anytime, day or night, to the needs of crime victims, or to the scene of any criminal activity including, but not limited to, Homicide, Burglary, Arson, Aggravated Battery, etc.

Part of the Investigations Division is forensic examination of crime scenes along with the evaluation, collection, and maintenance of evidence.  At the University of Florida, Detectives may also utilize the services of the Office of Student Judicial Affairs in lieu of proceeding with criminal charges.

This division is managed by a Lieutenant who supervises one Detective Sergeant and nine Detectives. Investigative personnel receive specialized education and training in Homicide Investigation, Sexual Assault and Battery, Narcotics investigation and identification, Interview and Interrogation Techniques, Crime Scene Processing, Financial Fraud Investigation, and many other investigative disciplines.

The University of Florida’s Investigations staff works in cooperation with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. If you wish to contact the Investigations Division, please feel free to call (352) 392-4705 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (except on university or national holidays). If you wish to contact us after those hours, please call (352) 392-1111. You can also write to the following address:

The University of Florida Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division

ATTN: Lt. Henderson, Sgt. Castronover; Sgt. Sheffield
1577 Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2150
(352) 392-4705
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