The Personnel Commander commands the Personnel Services Division, overseeing recruiting, hiring, and all other internal personnel needs for sworn and non-sworn positions. 


  • Recruiting qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds who are representative of the community and possess integrity, honesty, and a commitment to serve the citizens of Gainesville.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive recruitment plan focusing on aggressive recruitment of minority and female applicants.
  • Maintaining, and updating annually, the Department's Affirmative Action Plan for the U.S. Department of Justice and the City of Gainesville.
  • Co-sponsor or participate in career fairs, university and community college job fairs, community job forums, police academy orientations, military release center job fairs, and other recruitment events throughout the year.

For more information about GPD personnel and recruitment, contact: 

Recruiting Office
(352) 393-7533

Personnel Office
Phone: (352) 393-7595 
Fax: (352) 334-2302

Mailing Address
Gainesville Police Department
PO Box 1250
Gainesville, FL 32602