Patrol Division

The UFPD Patrol Division is the largest division within the police department, and provides the highest level of security 24 hours a day year around.

Our officers provide a wide range of services and can be found on:



Patrol Vehicle


Headed by an Associate Director with the rank of Deputy Chief, there are 65 sworn officers assigned to this division, including one Major, one Captain, five Lieutenants and eight Sergeants. All members of the Patrol Division are equipped with the latest in law enforcement equipment and, as with all of our sworn officers, are required to complete annual mandatory training established through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, accreditation standards, and our own departmental directives.

If you wish to contact the Patrol Division, please feel free to call (352) 392-1111 at any time. We are temporarily located at the Ayers Medical Plaza at 720 SW 2nd Avenue. You can also write to us at:

The University of Florida Police Department
ATTN: Patrol Division Commander, Major Kristy Sasser
1555 Museum Road
P.O. Box 112150
Gainesville, FL 32611-2150


Bicycle Unit
An integral part of the University of Florida Police Department’s Patrol Division is its bicycles specially designed for continuous high-stress use and training.
UPD Bicycle Unit
All UFPD officers attend a 40-hour law enforcement mountain bike training course. The course teaches officers bicycle laws and maintenance, health and nutrition, basic and tactical riding skills, and firearms training. The University of Florida Police Department also offers the course to all local law enforcement and emergency medical teams

The use of manual and electric bicycles has proven to be an effective law enforcement approach. Officers on bicycles can navigate the congested areas of campus and respond to emergency calls for service much faster and more efficiently than those in automobiles. Each Bicycle Officer is highly visible while patrolling campus and can more easily provide enforcement and education on bicycle and pedestrian traffic laws. Bicycle Officers can also travel in areas where a patrol car would be unsafe or impractical to use.

If you would like more information about the UFPD Bicycle Unit, please contact the UFPD Public Information Officer via email at