Public Information Officer

Welcome to the University of Florida Police Department’s Public/Media Information Web Site. This web site is designed to provide the public and members of the media with the most current and up-to-date information regarding activities and current events involving the University of Florida Police Department. The information contained on this site is reviewed and maintained through the Community Services Division for the University of Florida Police Department. It is updated on a weekly or as needed basis, Monday through Friday, except during national or university holidays.

PIO Major Barber Briefing During Incident TV Coverage

A reporter from local Gainesville affiliate WGFL/CBS4 conducts an interview with Major Brad Barber during a recent incident on the University of Florida campus.

As a state agency, the University of Florida is required to provide public records in accordance with Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes (FSS 119). In order to effectively meet that requirement, the University of Florida hosts an online Public Records Center to make it easy to request general UF records or police records. It also provides a section with answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and a way for users to monitor the progress of their requests online. The portal for the Public Records Center can be accessed here:

 Public Records button

While it is highly encouraged that those seeking public information use our on-line Public Records Center system, anyone wishing to make a request is not required to do so. In accordance with FSS 119, those requesting public information are expressly permitted by law to make requests in any manner they choose (verbal, written, anonymous, etc.). Citizens and media representatives can also make public records requests for incident or traffic crash reports by coming to our department during normal business hours Monday through Friday / 8:00am – 5:00pm or simply calling (352) 392-6651.

Anyone who wishes to receive additional information regarding the University of Florida Police Department or material contained on this site, please feel free to contact Major Brad Barber at (352) 273-3309. You can also write to the mailing address or emails listed below.


The University of Florida Police Department
Public Information Officer

ATTN: Major Brad Barber
Building 51, Museum Road
P.O. Box 112150
Gainesville, FL 32611-2150