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Crime Prevention

The Crime Prevention Officers, (CPOs) are responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of programs that focus on reducing the instances and impact of criminal activity within the community. The primary goal of the CPOs is to increase community awareness and motivate citizens to become actively involved in helping to reduce crime. 

GPD Crime Prevention Team Officers addressing a group of small children outside.

Contact the Crime Prevention Officers:


District 1 (West Gainesville)
Officer Justin Torres

 352-393-7752
torresja@cityofgainesville.org

Special Events Coordinator
Officer Ernest Graham

 352-393-7753
grahame@cityofgainesville.org

District 2 (East Gainesville)
Officer Nicole Lardner

 352-393-7751
lardnernt@cityofgainesville.org

Crime Prevention Officers speaking to a group of young elementary school age children outside on a warm, sunny day.

Information: Non Emergency Number (dispatch): 352-955-1818, Front Desk: 352-393-7600, Recruiting and Hiring: 352-393-7500, Property and Evidence: 352-393-7540. Administrative: Chief's Office: 352-393-7501, Public Records and Report Requests: 352-393-7565, Media Relations: 352-393-7525, Internal Affairs: 352-393-7580. Operations: Patrol Shift Commander: 352-393-7722, Patrol Shift Sergeants: 352-393-7724, Traffic Safety Team: 352-393-7744, Detective Division: 352-393-7670. Services: Crime Prevention Officers: 352-393-7750, Overtime, Special Events, and Permits: 352-393-7520, Property and Evidence: 352-393-7540, Towing and Taxi Complaints: 352-393-7588.