Tag Archives: Gainesville Police Department

GRACE Marketplace To Improve Security

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Though workers at GRACE Marketplace said the shelter is a safe space, increased security efforts are being made. These efforts include an overnight staff and security-camera installation.

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Arbor Day Celebration Honors Fallen Officers

By on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Gainesville celebrated its 31st Arbor Day with a gathering at the Police Department Headquarters. The City Beautification Board planted a tree outside the building to honor fallen officer Scott Baird.

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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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