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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.


  Crime Prevention Specialist                           Crime Prevention Specialist                       
  Carl Cooper
  coopercw@cityofgainesville.org
  352-393-7753
  Stephen Weaver
  weaversp@cityofgainesville.org
  352-393-7702


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.