District 1 includes the western half of the city and is commanded by Captain Mike Schentrup.
Captain Mike Schentrup took over as District 1 Commander in August 2017. He is a 20 year veteran of the Gainesville Police Department, where he has rose through the ranks and held numerous positions to include;
- Patrol Officer 1997-2003
- SWAT Operator 1999-2006
- Major Case Detective 2003-2010
- Patrol Sergeant 2010-2011
- Gang Unit Sergeant 2011-2012
- Special Operations Supervisor 2012-2013
- Patrol Shift Commander 2013-2014
- Criminal Investigations Commander 2014-2017
Captain Mike Schentrup holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology for the University of Florida. He has made the Gainesville area his home since starting school here in 1988.
Captain Schentrup recently attended the Senior Management Institute for Police, hosted by PERF (The Police Executive Research Forum) and Leadership in Police Organizations taught by IACP (the International Association of Police Chiefs). He also holds numerous advanced certifications and teaches regularly in the area of criminal investigations and adult sexual violence.