Public Service Announcement from University of Florida Police Chief Linda J. Stump


14-13 Battery Update University of Florida Police Department Press Release regarding the reclassification and unfounding of the September 5, 2014 incident

GPD_Release_17883_FV Gainesville Police Department Press Release regarding the reclassification and unfounding of the September 5, 2014 incident

Letter to UF Students, Faculty, and Staff regarding safety tips from Chief J. Linda Stump.


The following information is provided by the Gainesville Police Department

VIDEO: This is a POSSIBLE suspect from Saturday’s two sexual assault attempts. Please help us identify. http://youtu.be/N3vkJKBTef0


PHOTOS: Attached are two photos of the POSSIBLE suspect in these attacks – it is the best information we have to go on at this point while we sort through other surveillance video. This person is suspected of two sexual assault attempts on Saturday, August 30th.

The reported battery last night near UF Library West described a similar suspect, but it is not known yet if the suspect is the same.


The subject is on the sidewalk near the left hand of the frame


The subject is walking right to left in the frame in the gator colors.

If anyone has any information that could identify the person in the photos, please contact GPD Detectives at 352-393-7670, Crimestoppers at 352-372-STOP or text keyword “GPDFL” plus your tip to 274637


Emergency Notification - September 8, 2014 12:11 am

Battery suspect not located. UFPD & GPD are actively patrolling campus. If you have information please call UFPD at 352-392-1111.

Emergency Notification - September 7, 2014 11:09 pm

UFPD has established a rumor control line for information or concerns regarding battery tonight. 352-294-2289.

Emergency Notification - September 7, 2014 9:12 pm

Part 4 of 4:Call Upd if you have any information 352-392-1111

Emergency Notification - September 7, 2014 9:10 pm

Part 3 of 4:Last seen running towards reitz union Upd and Gpd searching area

Emergency Notification - September 7, 2014 9:08 pm

Part 2 of 4:White male wearing orange shirt black gym shorts and black baseball cap

Emergency Notification - September 7, 2014 9:06 pm

Part 1 of 4 :Battery just occurred at mccarty hall between bldg. b and c

Emergency Notification - September 5, 2014 4:38 am

Suspect not located, officers continuing to patrol area, call 352-391-1111 with any infomation

Emergency Notification - September 5, 2014 3:36 am

Part 3 of 3: Suspect fled in unknown direction. GPD and UPD officers searching for him now. Call 352-392-1111 with info

Emergency Notification - September 5, 2014 3:35 am

Part 2 of 3: Subject is in his 20s large build, 6ft tall orange shirt, blue cargo shorts, brown hair, brown beard.

Emergency Notification - September 5, 2014 3:33 am

Part 1 of 3: Female attacked in area of Library West. Suspect is white male.


Timely Warning - August 31, 2014 1:14 pm

The UFPD is currently investigating the occurrence of a Battery that took place on Sunday, August 31, 2014 just before 1:00 am. The incident occurred in the area of 500 SW 13th Street. The victim reported that while walking home after the Gator football game the suspect walked up behind her and battered her. Witnesses heard her screams for help and chased the suspect away. UFPD responded and requested the assistance of the Gainesville Police Canine unit in an effort to track the suspect. An extensive track was conducted, however the suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 20s to early 30s, average build, between 6’4″ and 6’5″, weighing 250-260 lbs., wearing an orange shirt, blue shorts, blue and white baseball hat, and gray converse sneakers.

Presently UFPD detectives are looking into a similar case that is being investigated by GPD that occurred prior to this incident.

Anyone with information about the incident or who may know the man’s identity is asked to call the University of Florida Police Department at 352.392.1111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 352.372.STOP (7867).

Basic Safety Tips and Considerations for the University of Florida Community:

  • Report suspicious activities or individuals immediately using 9.1.1
  • Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. This is particularly true if you are wearing headphones and may not be able to hear someone near or behind you.
  • If possible, walk home with a friend.
  • If someone bothers you, don’t be embarrassed to attract attention to yourself. Yell!
  • Avoid walking alone. On campus, use the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP), a safe campus escort service by calling 352.392.7627 (SNAP).
  • Stay in well-lighted areas, away from alleys, bushes, and entryways.
  • If someone stops and asks for directions, avoid getting close to the individual.

The UFPD firmly believes that crime is never the fault of the victim. These general safety tips are provided in an effort to assist members of the UF community.

Timely Warning - August 31, 2014 3:35 am

Part 6 of 6 Please report any information or suspicious activity to UFPD

Timely Warning - August 31, 2014 3:34 am

Part 5of 6 Officers from UPD/GPD continuing to patrol area

Timely Warning - August 31, 2014 3:31 am

Part 4of 6 UPD/GPD search of areas through and south of campus failed to locate suspect from battery

Timely Warning - August 31, 2014 1:39 am

Part 3 of 3 Upd and Gpd still searching area for subject.

Timely Warning - August 31, 2014 1:38 am

Part 2 of 3 Described as a white male 6’4″-6’5″, 250lbs wearing blue shorts orange shirt and white and blue cap.

Timely Warning - August 31, 2014 1:36 am

Part 1 of 3 Battery just occurred at inner rd and sw 13th st area subject fled on foot onto campus.

Operation Identification and Bicycle Registration

If you would like to register your personal property (non-bicycle), please click here for the University of Florida's Online Property Registration.

If you would like to register your bicycle, please contact your nearest UFPD officer or come by the Community Services Division located at the corner of Museum Road and Newell Drive at the University of Florida Police Department.

University of Florida Football Gameday Information

Football vs Kentucky 9-22-12 024 As 2014 Gator Football season begins, the University of Florida Police Department (UFPD) encourages all who will be participating and sharing in these excting games on campus to review the fan intiatives, guidelines, and safety information provided by the University of Florida Athletic Association (UAA) listed below:
Fan initiatives, guidelines, and safety information for the 2014 season Click Here
Parking and Shuttle Service Information Click Here
Parking Map and Information Click Here

Football vs Kentucky 9-22-12 031 If you or your organization plans to work any home football game during the 2014 season, you are required to submit your personal information by clicking the following link: Click Here

Everyone who works inside Ben Hil Griffin Stadium on game day is required to submit to a background check by law enforcement prior to the issuance of a credential by the UAA. If you have any questions pertaining to requirement, please contact Lt. Alton McDilda at 352.273.3314 or email amcdilda@ufl.edu or Lindsey Thomas at 352.375.4683, ext. 6042 or email LindseyT@gators.ufl.edu .

If you have any additional questions pertaining to game day activities, please contact either Lt. Alton McDilda amcdilda@ufl.edu or Sgt. Seth Colson scolson@ufl.edu

As always, Go Gators!!

Active Shooter: How to Respond

Please Click here for a PDF active shooter booklet prepared by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Please Click here for a brochure designed to provide information and guidance on how to respond to an active shooter situation as well as how to react to law enforcement response.

Please click here to complete an interactive web-based Course provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding what you can do during an active shooter incident.

Active Shooter Response Checklist

"Shots Fired" Video

U Matter We Care

The UF Community cares about one another. U Matter, We Care extends UF's caring culture by educating our community about signs and symptoms of distress and provides students and employees in distress with the appropriate resources.


Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location.

Crime Reports

If you are interested in reviewing a searchable map of crimes that occur on the University of Florida campus, please use the Crime Reports icon below.


Click here to use the new SNAP Application to request a ride:


TapShield is UF's mobile safety app. The app encourages information-sharing between students and police to prevent and deter crimes. With TapShield, you can summon help anywhere on campus, submit a crime tip and view local crime. Tap the 'Alert' button to send your GPS location and profile information to campus dispatch and be connected to them on a phone call. The app can be downloaded for Free from the  App Store or Google Play.
Visit TAPSHIELD.COM for more information.

Silent Witness

Have you seen an incident or have a concern you would like to report to UFPD? Please use the Silent Witness icon below to report your concerns. You can either be anonymous or provide your contact information for follow up.

Front Door Software

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Florida Online Self Report of Traffic Crash

For those that are involved in a minor traffic crash on the University of Florida campus, please click on the Florida's Intergrated Report Exchange System (FIRES) logo below to complete your own crash report. You will be prompted through a series a questions that can help you decide if this type of report process is right for you. If you are unsure if this is the right way of reporting a crash or if you have any questions, please contact the UFPD at 352.392.1111 and we will assist you.

Buy Crash

To get copies of University of Florida Police Traffic Crash Reports, please visit the following link:

Online Survey

Online Survey
In the interest of coming to a better understanding of what we in the University of Florida PoliceDepartment do well and what we might improve on, we invite you to complete this survey. Your feedbackwill prove invaluable as together we strive to ensure a safe and secure University environment for eachperson. If you choose to provide your name and telephone number below, someone from the University ofFlorida Police Department will initiate a follow-up conversation.

Contact UFPD

The University of Florida Police Department
Building 51, Museum Road
P.O. Box 112150
Gainesville, Florida 32611-2150
phone: (352) 392-1111
fax: (352) 392-0539
email: updinfo@admin.ufl.edu
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