Law Enforcement Agencies
We have three law enforcement agencies in Gainesville. All three agencies have several programs that meet the needs of students and non-student community members.
- University of Florida Police Department (UFPD)
- Gainesville Police Department (GPD)
- Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ASO)
SNAP (Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol) - provides nightly escorts anywhere on campus to persons on request. An escort may be requested by calling (352) 392-7627 from 6:30 p.m. – 3 a.m. nightly. Also, don’t forget SNAP is only available on campus.
Victims Advocate Program
As displayed on UFPD’s website at police.ufl.edu/victim-services, the Office of Victim Services provides a civilian support person for anyone who may become a victim of crime while on the University of Florida campus. A victim advocate is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to provide support for victims of actual or threatened violence. All services are free and confidential. To contact the Victim’s Advocate call the University of Florida Police Department’s Dispatch Center at (352) 392-1111. Victims may also contact an advocate directly during weekdays (Monday-Friday) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. by calling (352) 392-5648.
RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)
A free course for women only, RAD is a comprehensive course for women beginning with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands-on self-defense training. RAD is not a martial arts course, but does teach realistic defense moves. Furthermore, RAD provides the participant with skills to make an educated decision about resistance. For more information, go to RAD's website