GPD_UFPD_92814 Joint Press Release from the Gainesville Police Department and the University of Florida Police Department regarding an individual who believed she was being followed by someone she believed matched the suspect decription of the previous incidents. In this incident however, no contact occurred between the reporting person and the individual.

GPD_UPD_JointRelease Joint Press Release from the Gainesville Police Department and the University of Florida Police Department regarding additional suspect video and a composite drawing of an individual who may possibly be the suspect.

GPD_UFPD Composite2

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 28, 2014 2:24 am EDT

Part 3 of 3 Any new info call 352-955-1818. UFPD will continue to increase patrols on campus thru the night.

Emergency Notification - September 28, 2014 2:21 am EDT

Part 2 of 3 Suspect last seen north of campus at 1130 pm GPD continuing investigation.

Emergency Notification - September 28, 2014 2:19 am EDT

Part 1 of 3 Follow up investigation verified no attack occurred. Reporting person was only followed.

Emergency Notification - September 28, 2014 12:56 am EDT

Updated description of suspicious subject white male approx. 22 years old wearing orange shirt blue shorts orange hat

Emergency Notification - September 28, 2014 12:54 am EDT

Part 3 of 3 If you see anyone matching description please call UPD 3523921111

Emergency Notification - September 28, 2014 12:53 am EDT

Part 2 of 3 White male 6 ft small build brown hair with beard wearing blue shirt orange shorts

Emergency Notification - September 28, 2014 12:50 am EDT

Part 1 of 3 Suspicious person last seen in Hub area at midnight matching description of previous attack suspect

Emergency Notification - September 8, 2014 12:11 am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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

Emergency Notification - September 7, 2014 9:10 pm EDT

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

Emergency Notification - September 7, 2014 9:08 pm EDT

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

Emergency Notification - September 7, 2014 9:06 pm EDT

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

Emergency Notification - September 5, 2014 4:38 am EDT

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

Emergency Notification - September 5, 2014 3:36 am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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


Timely Warning - October 19, 2014 6:11 pm EDT

The University of Florida Police Department (UFPD) was notified of the following information regarding a sexual battery that took place on the University of Florida campus. The victim initially notified a Campus Security Authority (CSA) of the incident and later provided UFPD with only the basic incident information provided below. The victim did not wish to pursue a continuing law enforcement investigation at this time. Due to the nature of the incident and the difference between when it occurred and when it was reported, the UFPD is providing this Timely Warning.

The victim reported that at approximately 7:50pm on Saturday, October 18, 2014 he was walking along McCarty Drive between Newins-Ziegler Hall and the McCarty Hall parking lot. As he was walking, the suspect walked up behind him, grabbed him by the arm, and escorted him into the woods nearby. Once they entered the woods, the suspect sexually battered the victim and then fled the area on foot. The victim indicated that there was no weapon used during the incident.

The victim described the suspect as a white male, tan skin, 5’08” height, 150 pounds, with light brown hair. During the incident the suspect was wearing blue jeans and a “brownish/reddish” polo style shirt.

There is no indication at this time that this incident is related to the incidents of battery reported to the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) and UFPD in late August and early September.

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.

  • If you become a victim of crime, please contact law enforcement immediately by calling 9-1-1.
  • Avoid walking alone. On campus, use the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP), a safe campus escort service by calling 392- 7627 (SNAP). SNAP operates from 6:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. throughout the week. You can also use the Walk Safe escort service by using the SNAP contact information. The Walk Safe escort service operates from 7:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. throughout the week as well.
  • Stay in well-lighted areas, away from alleys, bushes, and entryways.
  • Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. If someone bothers you, don’t be embarrassed to attract attention to yourself. Yell!
  • Walk on the side of the street facing traffic.
  • If a driver stops to ask directions, avoid getting close to the car.
  • If a car appears to be following you, turn and walk in the opposite direction. You should go to a location where other people are and get assistance. Also be sure to call police.
  • Always try to let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.
  • 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

    To protect your laptop, please visit the following link:

    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
    For emergencies dial 9-1-1

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