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Ofc. Brown and Ofc. Hunt getting the teams hyped up at the East Coast Cheerleading Championship. The event was held righ...
02/10/2020

Ofc. Brown and Ofc. Hunt getting the teams hyped up at the East Coast Cheerleading Championship. The event was held right here in Alachua at the beautiful Legacy Park facility.

Today is School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in Alachua County. For the past 13 years, the Alachua Police Department,...
02/08/2020

Today is School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in Alachua County. For the past 13 years, the Alachua Police Department, along with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Gainesville Police Department, and the High Springs Police Department have joined together to honor those who protect the children of Alachua County as they make their way to school. Today, Command Staff from all four agencies served lunch to the School Crossing Guards. Thank you for your service to our children!

Alachua PD is on scene in the area of 441 and Turkey Creek due to a traffic crash. Southbound lanes are closed and traff...
01/28/2020

Alachua PD is on scene in the area of 441 and Turkey Creek due to a traffic crash. Southbound lanes are closed and traffic is being re-routed onto CR 25A. Please use caution when traveling in the area and follow the direction of law enforcement.

Happy Birthday to one of our newest members of the Alachua Police Department. Thank you Officer Brown for what you do in...
01/23/2020

Happy Birthday to one of our newest members of the Alachua Police Department. Thank you Officer Brown for what you do in the community!

A crash on I-75 SB at the 400 MM is currently causing travel delays. Two lanes blocked with traffic backed up for severa...
12/22/2019

A crash on I-75 SB at the 400 MM is currently causing travel delays. Two lanes blocked with traffic backed up for several miles. Please use caution and find an alternate route if possible. Florida Highway Patrol is on scene.

On December 18, 2019 we hosted our Annual Shop with a Cop Event. This event, organized by our School Resource Unit  and ...
12/20/2019

On December 18, 2019 we hosted our Annual Shop with a Cop Event. This event, organized by our School Resource Unit and sponsored by WalMart Store #538 was an amazing success!

50 deserving students from Irby Elementary, Alachua Elementary, Mebane Middle School and Santa Fe High School, were chosen by their School Resource Officers to participate. Each student was given a $100 WalMart gift card to spend in the store. Two Alachua County school buses assisted with safely transporting the students to and from WalMart.

Afterwards, all of the students were treated to a pizza party at the Swick House in the City of Alachua which was sponsored by the Alachua Dominoes.

A huge thank you to WalMart #538, Alachua Dominoes, The Alachua County School Board and all of the amazing volunteers from the High Springs Police Department, the Alachua Police Department, Alachua Police Explorer Post 537 and of course our school volunteers!

Check this out from our neighbor's over in High Springs.
11/19/2019

Check this out from our neighbor's over in High Springs.

News Release 2019-009

Wishing all those who served in our nation's Armed Forces a safe and happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service!
11/11/2019

Wishing all those who served in our nation's Armed Forces a safe and happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service!

08/30/2019
Alachua County Public Schools

Please see the update below from Alachua County Public Schools in reference to school closure ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Due to the latest forecast on the path of Hurricane Dorian, Alachua County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, September 3. We'll continue to monitor the storm to determine if we will need to close schools for additional days. We appreciate your patience as the district makes these very important decisions.

City of Alachua
08/30/2019

City of Alachua

City of Alachua officials and staff are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Dorian and are as prepared as we can be. Please stay tuned to this page, as well our website www.cityofalachua.com for all storm-related updates regarding The Good Life Community.

Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center:

08/30/2019
City of Alachua

IMPORTANT HURRICANE DORIAN PREPARATION/RESPONSE INFORMATION

In anticipation of potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian later this weekend and early next week, the City of Alachua has activated its emergency operations plan and urges its residents and businesses to get prepared.
Depending on its path, Hurricane Dorian is capable of causing widespread power outages and catastrophic property damages. In addition, restoration may be hampered by flooding, downed trees or other obstacles. City of Alachua crews are prepared to work long hours after the storm passes, restoring service to residents and businesses as quickly and as safely as possible.

Take action now!

Create a hurricane survival kit that includes first aid supplies, a battery-powered radio, tarps, batteries and flashlights. Make sure to have a few days’ supply of any needed prescription medicine, baby food and diapers, pet food, canned food and drinking water (at least one gallon per person, per day). Have extra cash on hand and make sure you have a full tank of gas in your car and proper fuel on hand for a gas grill and/or generator.
To determine a hurricane evacuation route, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org.

Current sand bag locations open in Alachua:

• Wayside Park Near Hague/Turkey Creek: 12093 NW US Hwy 441 (Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Limit of 10 bags per person. Please be prepared to bring your own bags due to limited quantities.

Emergency Shelter Information:

Information about local emergency shelters that will be open during the storm can be found by visiting the Alachua County Emergency Management webpage:
https://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/EM/Preparedness/Pages/Emergency-Shelters.aspx

Hurricane shelters are a last resort. If you have family, friends or a hotel to go to out of the area, it would be preferable to living in an emergency shelter. The decision to open shelters will depend on the severity of the event as well as local needs.
Emergency shelter information will be available by calling 3-1-1 as well as through the media and the Alachua County Emergency Management website. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 for shelter or storm information. Call 9-1-1 only for a life-threatening emergency.
Power Outage Information:

Customers who experience a power outage or water/sewer issue are asked to call 386-418-6185 to report the matter.

After the severe weather passes, City of Alachua crews will begin restoring services as quickly as possible. Crews will begin restoring services by repairing treatment facilities, substations, lift stations and main distribution lines first. Once the main lines are repaired, crews will then turn their attention to individual customer outages.

If you are a City of Alachua utility customer who is medically dependent on electricity for oxygen or other equipment, please make sure you have a backup generator in place or additional power backup. Utilities typically cannot respond to customers with special needs during or immediately after a storm. Have an evacuation plan and know special needs shelter locations. If you or someone you know has special electrical medical equipment needs, notify the City’s utility billing division at 386-418-6110 prior to the storm’s arrival.

Welcome to the City of Alachua - the Good Life Community. The City of Alachua is a vibrant, diverse and historical community that has much to offer.

08/12/2019

Tomorrow's National Night Out event has been cancelled. We will plan for a similar type of event in October. See you all then!

The National Night Event will take place this Tuesday, August 13th at 6pm. Welch Park.
08/09/2019

The National Night Event will take place this Tuesday, August 13th at 6pm. Welch Park.

08/06/2019

Due to inclement weather, the National Night Out event has been postponed. Stay tuned for further info.

August 6th is the date. Welch Park is the location!Come join us for the National Night Out celebration at the newly reno...
07/31/2019

August 6th is the date. Welch Park is the location!
Come join us for the National Night Out celebration at the newly renovated Welch Park. There will be food, games, giveaways, AND a Community Partnership Walk. Don't miss it!

07/27/2019

Back to School Bash is happening now! Come see us at the Hathcock Community Center! FOOD-GAMES-FUN and BACKPACKS!

Don't forget to come out to the Hathcock Community Center tomorrow for our 2nd Annual Back to School Bash! The hours are...
07/26/2019

Don't forget to come out to the Hathcock Community Center tomorrow for our 2nd Annual Back to School Bash! The hours are 10am to 1pm. FREE PHYSICALS, FREE FOOD, FUN and GAMES!

*Due to last minute scheduling conflicts, haircuts will not be available at this event.

07/25/2019

We’re busy preparing for our big backpack giveaway this Saturday!

K9 Thor is 7 years old today! Thor is a Belgian Malinois handled by Ofc. Horn. He joined our APD family 5 years ago. Ple...
07/21/2019

K9 Thor is 7 years old today! Thor is a Belgian Malinois handled by Ofc. Horn. He joined our APD family 5 years ago. Please help us wish Thor a very happy birthday! 🎉🎂

07/18/2019
Need a new backpack and school supplies for the upcoming school year? Does your child attend one of our four local schoo...
07/17/2019

Need a new backpack and school supplies for the upcoming school year? Does your child attend one of our four local schools here in the City of Alachua? Come join us for the 2nd Annual Back to School Bash at the Hathcock Community Center. School physicals will also be provided.

This is a free event for students attending school within the City of Alachua. While supplies last.

Alachua Police Department
07/17/2019

Alachua Police Department

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07/17/2019

Alachua Police Department's cover photo

A second arrest has been made in the June 25th shooting. Thank you High Springs Police Department for your help!
07/13/2019
WCJB TV20 News

A second arrest has been made in the June 25th shooting. Thank you High Springs Police Department for your help!

DEVELOPING | Police have announced a second arrest in an Alachua shooting and robbery. Detectives say Raynyoda Jackson is an accomplice in the crime and drove away from the shooting scene.

Thaddeus Surrency was taken into custody at a residence in Gainesville this afternoon after warrants investigators with ...
06/28/2019

Thaddeus Surrency was taken into custody at a residence in Gainesville this afternoon after warrants investigators with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office learned of his location.

Our SWAT Team, Negotiators, K-9s, and other specialized units have spent most of the day assisting the Alachua Police Department in their search for an attempted murder suspect - now we can share his photo and ask for your help as well:

If you’ve seen or know where to find Thaddeus Surrency - please contact #APD or reach out through our Combined Communications Center at 352-955-1818. You can also remain anonymous through Alachua County Crime Stoppers Inc by calling (352) 372-STOP, or by downloading their #P3Tips app for your smartphone.

Surrency is 43 years old, is 5’10” and roughly 220 pounds. He was last seen in an orange shirt and barefoot...out of prison following a second degree murder conviction from a 1997 case.

For the neighbors that saw us out earlier, he was last reported in the area of 23000 NW 180th Place, and the High Springs Police Department is also part of the multi-agency search.

If you see him or have information on his whereabouts, please - give us or your local law enforcement agency a call. Right away.

Thank you to all of the agencies that assisted us today. Thaddeus Surrency is currently wanted for Aggravated Battery wi...
06/26/2019

Thank you to all of the agencies that assisted us today. Thaddeus Surrency is currently wanted for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Robbery with a Deadly Weapon. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Alachua Police Department at 386-462-1396 or the Alachua County Combined Communications Center at 352-955-1818. You may also remain anonymous by contacting Alachua County Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.

Our SWAT Team, Negotiators, K-9s, and other specialized units have spent most of the day assisting the Alachua Police Department in their search for an attempted murder suspect - now we can share his photo and ask for your help as well:

If you’ve seen or know where to find Thaddeus Surrency - please contact #APD or reach out through our Combined Communications Center at 352-955-1818. You can also remain anonymous through Alachua County Crime Stoppers Inc by calling (352) 372-STOP, or by downloading their #P3Tips app for your smartphone.

Surrency is 43 years old, is 5’10” and roughly 220 pounds. He was last seen in an orange shirt and barefoot...out of prison following a second degree murder conviction from a 1997 case.

For the neighbors that saw us out earlier, he was last reported in the area of 23000 NW 180th Place, and the High Springs Police Department is also part of the multi-agency search.

If you see him or have information on his whereabouts, please - give us or your local law enforcement agency a call. Right away.

06/25/2019
Please follow the directions of Law Enforcement Personnel as we work to clear the roadways and keep traffic moving.
01/03/2019

Please follow the directions of Law Enforcement Personnel as we work to clear the roadways and keep traffic moving.

****BREAKING****

Vehicle accident at MM 393 I-75 southbound. Vehicles on fire. Multiple fatalities and critical injuries reported. Expect roadblock in both directions for several hours and avoid the area if possible. Will update as information becomes available. #MYACFR

**UPDATE**: ACFR's UAV team and ASO's AIR 1 helicopter are responding to help with locating possible patients that may be in the woods.

**UPDATE**: Fire is reported as out. 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled. 6 confirmed fatalities. 8 patients transported from the scene, multiple patients with critical injuries.

Photo Credit: WGFL

Vehicle burglaries are a crime of opportunity. Don’t become a victim. Lock your doors!#LockItOrLoseIt
10/16/2018

Vehicle burglaries are a crime of opportunity. Don’t become a victim. Lock your doors!

#LockItOrLoseIt

Latest from Emergency Management.
10/09/2018
Alachua County

Latest from Emergency Management.

Confidence is high in a northward track to the Florida Panhandle across southwest Georgia to central Georgia, Wednesday through Wednesday night. No warnings or watches are expected for Alachua County. The current forecast is for winds beginning around sunrise on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph until 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Alachua County is expected to receive approximately 1.6 inches of rainfall from the storm. These forecasts are subject to change and the County will continue to send updates as needed.

As of now, no decisions have been made regarding school closures and shelters.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts at www.alertalachua.com.

Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall near the big bend area of Florida. City leaders and emergency personnel a...
10/09/2018

Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall near the big bend area of Florida. City leaders and emergency personnel are making preparations and planning our response should we experience the effects in our area. Please take this time to check your hurricane preparedness kits. Stay tuned for updates as the storm progresses.

Don't forget to come join us at the Explorer Post #537 Open House! Happening Tonight!!
08/23/2018

Don't forget to come join us at the Explorer Post #537 Open House! Happening Tonight!!

Know anyone interested in joining the Police Explorers? Come see us at the open house!
08/07/2018

Know anyone interested in joining the Police Explorers? Come see us at the open house!

Come join us at the Hal Brady Recreation Center on Tuesday, August 7th from 6pm to 9pm. Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and fun pri...
08/06/2018

Come join us at the Hal Brady Recreation Center on Tuesday, August 7th from 6pm to 9pm. Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and fun prizes! (While supplies last).

The 1st Annual Merrillwood Back to School Block Party was a HUGE success! Thank you to all of our sponsors and  voluntee...
07/30/2018

The 1st Annual Merrillwood Back to School Block Party was a HUGE success! Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who came out to help support our mission!

07/11/2018

3rd Arrest in January Shooting

06/30/2018

Update on January Shooting...

06/30/2018

Going live with a shooting update in 1 hour.

Alachua Police Department's cover photo
04/20/2018

Alachua Police Department's cover photo

Our hearts are heavy this morning as we learn of the loss of two Deputies from the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office. Ou...
04/20/2018

Our hearts are heavy this morning as we learn of the loss of two Deputies from the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families as well as Sheriff Schultz and his entire department.

01/30/2018

Update on Alachua Shootings

01/16/2018

Update on Alachua Shooting

01/16/2018

Press briefing to take place at 7:00pm at the Alachua Police Department. 15000 NW 142 Terrace, Alachua, FL 32615

01/16/2018

Shooting Update

01/02/2018
Alachua County Public Schools

Please see the following from Alachua County Schools...

Based on a weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service at 3:16 p.m. today, Alachua County Public Schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, January 3 and Thursday, January 4 and reopen on Friday, January 5th.

Makeup days have tentatively been scheduled for June 4th and 5th.

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Our video cameras caught this guy hanging out on our porch last night, be on alert. https://my.arlo.com/hmsweb/users/library/share/link/4D0DF66077B1F352_201909
A few months ago I was stopped by Officer Young for possibly driving too fast. Despite the inherently unpleasant nature of such a situation, I was very pleased with his professionalism and enthusiasm for the job. I left the stop thinking about how well he handles these situations for both the citizen and the town of Alachua.
Thank you very much! Our daughter’s vehicle broke down on 441 rush hour today. She was able to get off the travel road but still on road median. An officer sat behind her for over an hour until the tow truck arrived. Thank you for keeping her safe.
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 left 343 New York firefighters dead. Retired FDNY Lieutenant James J. O’Donnell survived that horrific day but attended over 150 memorial services for those that passed. Now, he shares the lives of 10 heroes who perished in the attacks, as told by their parents in “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith.” “The crashing of two planes into the Twin Towers not only dismantled the buildings but hundreds of families as well. Mothers and fathers were left in the rubble of these attacks, searching for husbands, brothers and sons. Some of them never received answers nor recovered the bodies,” O’Donnell said. “The parents’ spiritual and emotional journeys can serve as an example of faith rising over despair.” “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith” serves as a memorial to the lives and careers of 10 first responders who perished on 9/11. O’Donnell presents a unique and personal look at how the parents of these heroes were consoled by the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the role that they played in helping them manage their grief in the aftermath of a national tragedy. In their own words, these faithful families share their sons' bravery and sacrifice so that it will never be forgotten. These parents not only recount the lives of their children but their own road to healing. O’Donnell takes a special look at the role faith played in the lives of those that perished and their families. “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith is meant to help readers understand the stress, hardship and sometimes devastation that parents and families of first responders face,” O’Donnell said. “I also hope that readers realize the efforts and sacrifices of the FDNY and their families. Not only on that day but in the ensuing months and years.” Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press.
My wonderful Wife was getting off a ramp from 75 yesterday when someone rammed her state car in the rear,; he took off and got away but fortunately She had the wherewithal to snap a picture with her phone as the driver eradically sped away in heavy afternoon rush hour traffic endangering others, rather than do the decent and right thing, which would be to stop to see if She was okay... I whole heartedly want to publicly thank the Alachua Police Department for responding so quickly to take care of my Wife. Within hours they arrested the person who hit her and left (as a hit and run). Great job! I always have supported our men and women in blue and this is proof of why We all need to support and respect and honor them everyday! Thanks and Happy Fourth of July God Bless the Alachua Police Department and God Bless America - Curtis Dwares
Thank you for your service. Do be safe out there!
Got a visit from a handsome four legged Alachua Police officer named Thor and a few of his friends! My security alarm got triggered and they came to check things out. I was so tired after a looong crazy day at work I totally forgot to get their names. So a HUGE thank you to the four two legged officers who came with Thor. Thanks for keeping us safe! You guys are AWESOME!!!
Were skimmers found at the gas station at 441 and 241?
Happy thanksgiving uncles police officers I am really for you uncles happy thanksgiving.
Hello Alachua Sheriff's Dept,I'm trying to get some info on The Classmstes Round up,would you send me some info please? I'm planning on coming from Pooler,Georgia!
I have a friend at 183 Rum Island Rd. Whom I have not heard from since the storm and flooding. Do you have any info on her whereabouts?
Alachua Police Department i wanted to be a police officer but cerebral palsy prevents me from doing so instead i collect patchs regular k9 and mounted units along with challenge coins may i please add your department to my collection thanks Robbie