Gainesville, FL Police

Gainesville, Florida Jail and Mugshot Information

Gainesville is a city in Alachua County, Florida. It is the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gainesville had a population of approximately 127,488 in the year 2016. Gainesville was established in 1869. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.1 square miles.

The City of Gainesville uses a commission-manager form of government. The commission consists of seven members: four commissioners are elected from single member districts, two commissioners are elected at-large, and one member is elected as mayor.

The mayor of the City of Gainesville is Lauren Poe. Mayor Poe can be contacted at (352) 334-5016 and by email at poelb@cityofgainesville.org.

Lauren Poe, Mayor
Mayor’s Office
City of Gainesville
P.O. Box 490
City Hall 200 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 334-5016
Fax: (352) 334-2036
Email: poelb@cityofgainesville.org

Mailing address:
Gainesville, FL 32627-0490

Gainesville City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Gainesville, Florida was 390.3, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 280.5. According to research in Florida and other state lists, there were 327 registered sex offenders living in Gainesville, Florida as of October 23, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Gainesville to the number of sex offenders is 402 to 1.

Gainesville, Florida Police Station Information

There were an estimated 5,778 total crimes per 100,000 people in Gainesville, Florida. This rate is higher than the average in the state of Florida which has 3,117 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Gainesville is also higher than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Gainesville, there were an estimated 870 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Florida is 480 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 386 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 4,908 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is higher than both the Florida average of 2,687 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and higher than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Gainesville, Florida:

  • The overall crime rate in Gainesville is 55% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.06 daily crimes that occur in Gainesville.
  • Gainesville is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gainesville you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gainesville has increased by 3%.

Gainesville Police Department

Tony Jones is the Chief of Police of Gainesville Police Department. Chief Jones can be contacted at (352) 393-7501.

Tony Jones, Chief of Police
Gainesville Police Department
545 NW 8th Ave.
Gainesville FL 32601
Phone: (352) 393-7500
Phone: (352) 955-1818 (Non-Emergency)
Emergencies: 9-1-1

Gainesville Police Dept

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Information

The City of Gainesville is located in Alachua County, Florida. The Sheriff of Alachua County is Sadie Darnell. Sheriff Darnell can be contacted at (352) 367-4000.

The physical address of Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is:

2621 SE Hawthorne Road
Gainesville FL 32641
Phone: (352) 367-4000
Phone: (352) 955-1818 (Non-Emergency)
Emergency: 9-1-1

Alachua County Sheriff
Alachua Sheriff Facebook

Alachua County Jail Information

The physical location of Alachua County Jail is:

3333 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: (352) 491-4444

Sending Mail to Inmates at Alachua County Jail:

(Inmate’s Name)
Alachua County Department of the Jail
3333 NE 39th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609

Sending Money to Inmates at Alachua County Jail:

Deposits can be made into inmate accounts by utilizing the kiosk located in the jail lobby, by depositing a money order into the drop box located in the jail lobby, or through Swanson/Trinity at

Inmate Commissary Deposit
Alachua County Jail
Alachua County Jail Visitations

Open Record Request in Gainesville, Florida

All public records requests should be submitted to the Office of the Clerk of the Commission. However, Public records requests can be made at any city department. There are many ways that you can make a public records request, including:

  • In person (verbally or in writing)
  • Email
  • Telephone call
  • In writing via mail service (USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.)

The location and the records request contact information of the Clerk of the Commission is as follows:

Omichele Gainey, Clerk of the Commission
City of Gainesville
P.O. Box 490
City Hall 200 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-334-5015
Fax: 352-334-2036
Email: clerks@cityofgainesville.org

Gainesville City Public Records Request

City of Gainesville Clerk of the Commission:

Gainesville City Clerk

Alachua County Public Records, Court Records & Recorder:

Alachua County Public Records
Statewide Official Records

Police Logs in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida

Alachua County Jail Inmates Lookup
Alachua County Most Wanted List
Gainesville Sun Most Wanted

To report a tip anonymously contact through the above web site or by telephone with the numbers listed below:

Narcotics Tip Line (352) 374-1849
Crime Stoppers (352) 372-7867
Crime Prevention (352) 374-1800
Warrants Division (352)367-4138

For statewide criminal history information, please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Public Records, (850) 410-8109, or visit the website.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Public Records:

Department of Law Enforcement

Sexual Offenders and Predators Search:

This database contains public record information on offenders classified as sexual predators and sexual offenders under Florida law because of a conviction for a sex-related crime.

Sexual Offenders and Predators Search

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