Captain Anthony Ferrara
Administrative Services
 Bureau Commander

Administrative Services Bureau

The Administrative Services Bureau consists of many different divisions and units that support the efforts of the entire police department.

The Bureau is responsible for the Personnel division which ensures that GPD is hiring and retaining the most qualified officers we can.

The Gainesville Police Department holds the largest percentage of the entire City of Gainesville budget.  The Adminstrative Services Bureau is responsible for the management of our budget.

In addition, areas like Records, Information Technology and Fleet are just some of the other thousands of duties required to support a department of our size.

About Captain Ferrara:


Captain Anthony M. Ferrara was hired by the Gainesville Police Department in April, 1995.  He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University Of Florida’s College of Journalism.  In January 2013, he attended the 252nd Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where he networked with over 260 fellow police professionals from all over the globe.  Captain Ferrara has had the opportunity to serve in a variety of roles at the Department including: Bicycle Unit Coordinator, Traffic Homicide Investigator, DUI Specialist, Field Training Officer, Traffic Safety Team as a member of the Motor Unit, the Operational Skills (Training) Unit, District 1 Commander, District 2 executive officer, and as executive officer of the Professional Standards and Support Services Bureau.  Captain Ferrara’s proudest moment at the Gainesville Police Department came in 1997 wherein his brother, Nicholas Ferrara (now a sergeant in the Investigations Bureau) was sworn in, joining Captain Ferrara and former Officer Justin Ferrara (now a Captain with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office) to represent  the first and only time in GPD’s history that three siblings served the citizens of Gainesville in unison.