A Police Service Technician (PST) is a uniformed civilian member of the Gainesville Police Department. PST’s provide non-emergency police services to the community.
PST’s work in the field providing services including traffic crash investigations, burglary investigations, forgery investigations, processing crime scenes for evidence, parking enforcement, and traffic direction. PSTs also provide fingerprinting services for the public at the front desk of the Gainesville Police Department.
PST’s do not handle in-progress crimes, incidents where the suspect is on-scene, or cases where there is a confrontation between individuals. Some of the specific incidents that PST’s do not handle are: murder, robbery, sexual battery, abductions, narcotic violations, and disturbances.
PST’s do not carry weapons of any type. PST’s do not make physical arrests. PST’s do issue parking citations, traffic citations, and complete sworn complaints.
PST’s do not work for the patrol officer. They are an independent function of the Gainesville Police Department and are an essential component of the Gainesville Police Department.
PST’s primarily work between the hours of 6:45 am and 7:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Special Operations Commander
Lt. Anthony Ferrara
Phone: (352) 393-7517
Police Service Technician Supervisor
PST III Robert Huff
Phone: (352) 393-7578