Chief's Comments

Chief Kevin Phillips

Welcome to the Gainesville Police Department website. We are very proud to be able to bring you a glimpse into our department and what it has to offer.

The Gainesville Police Department has 39 full time law enforcement officers and 13 civilians. The department has three divisions - Patrol, Criminal Investigation Division and Communications; all work together to provide excellent 24 hour service to the citizens of the City of Gainesville. In 2010 we added a new addition to our patrol force by creating a K-9 division.

We also have a Citizen’s Police Academy that we are very proud of; some of the graduates have formed an alumni. These alumni assist our department at public events such as parades, Depot Days festival, and National Night Out. If you would like to learn more about our department – we invite you to apply to attend the next Citizen’s Police Academy.