City of Trenton Public Safety Department

City of Trenton Public Safety Department The Trenton Department of Public Safety is the agency that provides Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue services to the citizen of the City of Trenton.

This is the official page of the City of Trenton Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety provides Police, Fire, and Code Enforcement for the City of Trenton. This page will be used to disseminate information to the public about upcoming or ongoing events in the City.

Operating as usual

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office

****UPDATE at 3:45pm: Verizon has contacted us to advise that per AT&T the issue has been fixed and all lines are working appropriately at this time. We have tested it on our end and been able to make calls to Verizon cells again.****

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office is having issues dialing out to Verizon cell phones. Verizon customers: If you have an emergency and call 911, please stay on the line until you are advised to disconnect. If you get disconnected, please call us back immediately, as we will be unable to call you. Verizon is aware of the issue and is working with AT&T to get it corrected as quickly as possible.

**JOB POSTING**The Trenton Department of Public Safety is now accepting applications to fill a Public Safety Officer pos...


The Trenton Department of Public Safety is now accepting applications to fill a Public Safety Officer position. See the job listing below for more information and/or contact the office at 352-463-4010 to speak with Chief Rexroat.

As we start to wrap up the first week of school we want to remind everyone to watch their speeds in the school zones. Un...

As we start to wrap up the first week of school we want to remind everyone to watch their speeds in the school zones. Unfortunately we have caught a lot of people speeding through the school zones. We just wanted to put this out as a reminder and a warning that we will be monitoring the school zones with radar. Speeding fines are doubled in school zones.

**NEW SCAM IN OUR AREA**There is a new scam that has come to our attention that seems to be directed at the elderly. In ...


There is a new scam that has come to our attention that seems to be directed at the elderly. In the scam people receive a phone call from someone either pretending to be their relative or that they are calling on their relatives behalf. In a lot of the cases the person will pretend to be a lawyer telling you your relative has been in a crash and is now in jail. They will say that their bond is a certain amount and that there is a "Gag Order" in place so you can't tell anyone about it. They will then tell you that someone will come pick the money up or you can mail it via UPS. Please, never send money to someone like this under rushed circumstances and if you ever have questions contact a law enforcement agency.


We (with the assistance of GCSO) are currently working a string of vehicle burglaries in the City Of Trenton. If your vehicle has been burglarized please contact the Sheriff’s Office dispatch @352-463-3410 to report it. Please remember to lock your vehicles!

This runaway/missing juvenile out of Hillsborough County is possibly in the area of Trenton. If you see this person cont...

This runaway/missing juvenile out of Hillsborough County is possibly in the area of Trenton. If you see this person contact dispatch at 352-463-3410.

On 5/19/20 at approximately 10:55 am a Trenton Public Safety Officer (PSO) observed a vehicle driving recklessly on W. W...

On 5/19/20 at approximately 10:55 am a Trenton Public Safety Officer (PSO) observed a vehicle driving recklessly on W. Wade St. and then down SW 5th St. The vehicle was spinning their tires which caused them to loose control of the vehicle, sliding around turns. The vehicle then drove in excess of 60 mph down SW 5th St. (a residential neighborhood). The PSO attempted a traffic stop, however the vehicle accelerated down SW 5th St. running a stop sign and continued onto SW 10th St. With the assistance of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, the Trenton PSO was able to get the vehicle stopped on US 129 just south of the county jail. The driver was identified as Isaac Smith of Archer. It was found that Smith's driver's license was Revoked last year. Smith was taken into custody and booked into the Gilchrist County Jail on the following charges:

Driving While Licence Suspended/Revoked - Bond=$5,000

Reckless Driving - Bond= $5,000

Smith was also issued several traffic tickets as well.

**All person(s) listed and/or pictured above are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law**

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

The City Of Trenton has its first confirmed COVID-19 positive case. The person is being monitored by Dept. Of Health, Continue with CDC guidelines.

Covid-19 4/30/20 1:00PM Update
Cases in Florida: 33,690
Florida residents: 32,801
Hospital admissions: 5,589
Deaths: 1,268
Gilchrist test: 240
Total cases: 5
Active positive cases: 2
Released: 3
(General location of active cases):
City Of Trenton: 1
NE Gilchrist County: 1

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

Florida Department of Health has the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Gilchrist the county.
It is important to remember; despite the number of cases that are in Gilchrist County, or any other location, you should continue to follow all recommendations by the CDC for you and your family’s protection.
Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more when possible and avoid large gatherings, hugs, handshakes, and close quarters
If you feel ill and think that you have symptoms, contact your primary care provider before you arrive
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 60% in water and soap are not available

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management
Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

Effective at 12:01am, April 3rd, 2020, Florida’s Governor has issued an order limiting “essential services and activities”. Essential services are outlined in the documents attached to this order. This order also addresses gathering in a public space, specifically stating no more than ten (10) people are allowed to congregate in any public space. A link to the complete order and supplemental documents pertaining to the essential services and activities is provided below.

Rumor control for Gilchrist County

As of today at 11 am, there are no active COVID-19 cases reported within Gilchrist County.
All boat ramps remain open with the exception of the Santa Fe River Park ramp located at State Rd 47 and the Santa Fe River. Please remember, our boat ramps are for launching and retrieving watercraft only. No congregation AT ALL is permitted at County boat ramps. Gilchrist County Emergency Order 2020-01
There has been multiple posts from a false site appearing to be an order from FWC regarding restrictions fishing and boating. Please refer to the official FWC site, provided below, for further information.
All County parks have been closed until further notice.
Currently, there is no burn ban within Gilchrist County. Official Gilchrist County site for COVID-19 Official FWC site Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources site Governor’s Executive Order 20-91 with supporting documentation regarding essential services and activities.



Effective immediately all City of Trenton parks are closed. In a effort to help enforce Governor Desantis’s Executive Order 20-91, all parks will be closed until further notice.


We just wanted to inform everyone of the changes with the road closure on E Wade St/SR26. Originally this was suppose to take place at night and the road would only be closed during the time they were working. Last friday the work crews determined that they did not have enough room to open the roadway up until all the work was done. So, the work will now be done during the day and the road will remain closed until the work is complete. We apologize for this inconvenience. We understand that there will be increased traffic on our city streets due to this. We are partnering with the Sheriff's Office to help police the city streets and keep traffic from speeding through residential areas.

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

3:00PM Update For Gilchrist County
Total Cases in Florida: 5,473
Deaths: 63
Hospitalized: 652
Total testing in Gilchrist County: 32
Negative: 32
Positive: 0

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

March 28th Update

Gilchrist County Positive Cases: 0
Gilchrist County Tests Completed: 24
Statewide Cases: 3,763
Statewide Deaths: 54
Statewide Hospitalized: 526

City of Trenton, Florida

Information on why SR26 will be closed

In order for FDOT to complete the storm drainage project in Trenton, SR 26/Wade Street through Trenton will be temporarily closed nightly from 8:00 pm until 5:00 am beginning March 30th and ending April 14th.

Palatka Police Department

🚨🚨Public Safety Announcement 🚨🚨

Public Announcement

A community in south florida has reported the following information (see below) at this time events of this nature have not occured in Palatka but we want everyone to be aware and ready to report should it occur.

Groups of people are dressing in white lab coats and masks, knocking on people homes saying they are from the CDC and are there to talk to you about the Coronavirus and test you for the virus ... DO NOT, repeat DO NOT let these people in the CDC is not coming to your home to test you - once you let them inside they are robbing you - in some cases even by force - if you see someone at your door in a white lab coat and mask, immediately call 911 .

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

Governor DeSantis has issued another executive order in reference to restaurants and gyms. See below....

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-71, directing all restaurants and food establishments within the State of Florida to suspend on-premises food and alcohol consumption for customers. The listed establishments may, however, operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery or take-out services.

This Executive Order lifts the restriction that prohibits a specially licensed food service establishment from selling package sales of alcohol for delivery, take-out or consumption off-premises for restaurants complying with Executive Order 20-68, through the expiration of the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 20-52. Alcohol sales to go with food that is pick-up or delivered will be permitted and I.D. will be required for orders including alcohol.

Additionally, the Executive Order requires the closures of gymnasiums and fitness centers within the State of Florida. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) shall utilize its authorities under Florida law to further implement and enforce the provisions of this Executive Order and shall take additional measures as necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office


Dear Friends and Citizens,
As each of you are aware the United States and the State of Florida are currently under a declared State of Emergency amid the COVID-19 crisis. Governor Desantis has issued an Executive Order which has closed schools through April 15th, closed bars and night clubs for 30 days, limited restaurants to 50% capacity, and limited gatherings to no more than 10 people. These are all measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and limit the surge of patients which could exceed hospital capacity. Again, all of these are preventative measures.

First, let me assure you that there is no need to panic. Gilchrist County has no confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, along with State and Local Health Department officials, Local and State law enforcement agencies, County and Municipal boards and employees, State and Local Departments of Emergency Management, and local medical facilities have been working together to monitor the spread and effects of the COVID-19 virus in our area. At this time the only precautions that need to be continued are those coming down from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which include social distancing, avoiding crowds of more than 10 people, washing your hands frequently, and staying in your home if you are sick. All of these precautions along with others and the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the CDC website at and on I urge each of you to visit these pages and implement the precautions suggested.
Additionally, let me assure you that emergency services (Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Dispatch, Jail) and County Operations remain open and operational. There is nothing to indicate any interruption of these services. While all services remain in place you may see a slight difference in the way in which those services are delivered. While normally people are met with a handshake and conversations are held at arm’s length, now, in an effort to comply with the prescribed safety precautions, deputies will not be shaking hands and will be maintaining a 6-foot distance when speaking if at all possible. This is not meant to be rude or offend anyone, but simply an effort to protect both the deputy and the citizens which we serve.

Lastly, I would like to remind everyone Gilchrist County is indeed the greatest on earth. I am proud to serve each of you. Please remember that we are our brother’s keepers and we should look out for and be considerate of each other. As Jesus instructs us in Matthew 7:12, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them…”. Live in this crisis as you would any other day and treat your fellow man as you yourself would want to be treated. We will get through this together, with love, patience, and prayer.

Attached are links to the Governmental entities mentioned above:

White House:

Centers for Disease Control:

Governor Ron Desantis Office:

Florida Department of Emergency Management:

State Health Department:

Gilchrist County BOCC:

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management:

Trenton Department of Public Safety:

City of Trenton:

City of Fanning Springs:

Town of Bell:

Gilchrist County School District

Gilchrist County School District

Important Message from Superintendent Rankin:

Governor DeSantis announced at 5:00pm today that schools will remain closed until April 15.

In addition, all spring state assessments have been cancelled.

As previously shared, meals will be provided beginning next week. We will release details on meals on Thursday.

Plans will also be released the beginning of next week regarding our plan to continue instruction while at home.

As more information is provided, we will pass it on to you.

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

Getting the facts are important!


As of 8 am today, Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gilchrist County. This information comes directly from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health. If you believe you are having symptoms related to COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider by phone for further instructions. Only patients experiencing a medical emergency should be requesting EMS or seeking care at a local emergency room.



Whether you agree with the current reaction to COVID19 or not, this is what the medical professionals have decided is best for our country to stop the spread of this virus. As information comes out we ask that you cooperate with local law enforcement, Fire Rescue, and EMS. Your cooperation with the measures that are being taken will only help everyone get through this with as minimal effect to everyone’s health and well being as possible.

🚨🎅🏻🚨 Santa Claus is Trenton! 🚨🎅🏻🚨Be on the lookout for Santa and his helpers(Trenton Fire Department) this e...

🚨🎅🏻🚨 Santa Claus is Trenton! 🚨🎅🏻🚨

Be on the lookout for Santa and his helpers(Trenton Fire Department) this evening riding around on the big red engine passing out candy canes!

The firetruck will be in the SW and SE section of Trenton this evening starting around 6pm. Finishing up with NW and NE tomorrow evening.

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**Press release on possible attempted abduction**On 12/5/19 at approximately 5:14 pm Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office d...

**Press release on possible attempted abduction**

On 12/5/19 at approximately 5:14 pm Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a 911 call reporting an attempted abduction of a female juvenile on the Nature Trail near Trenton Elementary School. Units from the Trenton Department of Public Safety (TDPS) and Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) immediately responded and was in the area within just a couple of minutes, looking for the subject. While they were attempting to locate this subject another 911 call came in from 4 different juveniles reporting that a man was near the Train Depot “acting strange” and wouldn’t leave them alone. This prompted an immediate response from all units in the area, to include the Chief of Public Safety and the Gilchrist County Sheriff, along with 5 other units close by. Within 1 min of that call the subject was located and detained by law enforcement. After an extensive investigation it was determined that while the actions of the individual were very disturbing and concerning for the victim(s) and law enforcement, there was no violation of any Florida Statutes which would give cause for an arrest. Even though this subject did not violate any laws, his behavior caused concern for law enforcement to investigate further into his abnormal behavior. Through their investigation law enforcement was able to determine that the subject was from another state and had just arrived in this area by happenstance. They were able to track down the subject’s family and found that the subject has very extensive mental health problems. Due to the obvious concerning actions of the subject and the families report of severe mental health problems, the subject was Baker Acted by law enforcement and taken to a mental health facility in Gainesville. The family was made aware and would be returning him home after he is released pending his mental health evaluation. We applaud the courage of the young girl and the 4 juveniles for calling and reporting this concerning behavior. We want anyone to report anything that gives them any cause for concern and the public can rest assured that law enforcement will thoroughly investigate all incidents.


112 NE 1st Ave
Trenton, FL


(352) 463-4010



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