Tag Archives: Gainesville Police Department

Police Departments Look to Advance with Cameras

By on December 16th, 2014 | Last updated: December 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm

While some area law enforcement are struggling to find funding for officer body cameras, Ocala Police Department has been using them since 2009 for specialized units.

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Minor Charged For False Bomb Threats To Gainesville High School

By and on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

A 15-year-old Gainesville High School student has been charged from making false bomb threats to the school on Nov. 9 and 10. GHS received three identical bombs threats, one of which led the Gainesville Police Department to evacuate all students to a nearby Planet Fitness parking lot.

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Protestors Gather at Alachua County Courthouse in Support of Michael Brown

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

Peaceful protests took place in Gainesville after the news that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Michael Brown.

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St. Francis Houses Up To 80 Extra Homeless During Cold Weather

By on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Due to cold weather, St. Francis House opens its doors for extra individuals to sleep inside. St. Francis, which houses families and children, requires individuals to have a “blue card,” which lists whether the person has any outstanding arrest warrants or is a sex offender.

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Gainesville’s Homeless Must Present Blue Card To Receive Shelter At St. Francis House

By on November 18th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Gainesville’s homeless must present a blue card issued by the Gainesville Police Department to prove they are free of arrest warrants and are not registered sexual offenders or predators.

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In The News: Businesses Benefit Low Gas Prices, Woman Arrested After Bogus 911 Call, Gov. Scott Declares November ‘Hire A Veteran Month’

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Small businesses are saving money on gasoline due to lower prices and spending that money elsewhere. A Gainesville woman was arrested for making a fake 911 call reporting that she had been shot. Rick Scott declared November as “Hire a Veteran” month on Veteran’s Day. The state university system is beginning to examine aspects of college affordability as a response to a request for more financial aid and cuts in Bright Futures.

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Survey Reveals Police Concerns With NW 8th Ave. Lane Reductions

By on November 7th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

After reducing a section of NW 8th Avenue from four lanes to two, police worry it is affecting response time for emergency vehicles.

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Two Hit On University Avenue

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

One male and one female were hit on University Avenue on Friday around midnight. They are expected to survive.

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UF Law Professor Comments On Police Collecting DNA Samples In Relation To UF Assaults

By on September 29th, 2014 | Last updated: September 29, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Jon Mills, UF professor of law and an expert on privacy, comments on the rights of the men UFPD and GPD have questioned and swabbed for DNA. The individuals matched the description of the suspect believed to be responsible for at least three assaults on or near the UF campus.

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Wanted Man Arrested At Red Roof Inn

By on September 29th, 2014 | Last updated: September 29, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Kody Carr was arrested at Red Roof Inn in Gainesville on Sunday night. The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Gainesville Police Department, which was also seeking the suspect for recent burglaries.

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