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Welcome to Santa Fe College and the Police Department section of the college website. These pages provide you general safety and security information, links to training and resources, our Clery crime report, and multiple ways to report concerns and contact us.

SF is the #1 community college in the nation and the Santa Fe College Police Department has also distinguished itself by being recognized nationally for excellence and community policing efforts.

Beyond just enforcing state laws and college rules, every police department member is dedicated to working in partnership with the college community toward the goal of a Safe Santa Fe.

Our police officers, dispatchers, supervisory staff, student work study members, and volunteers all care about helping to create a safe and secure environment where everyone can realize educational success.

Come by our offices located at the NW Campus or call us anytime. We are state certified, professionally trained, and prepared to assist and respond. Thank you for visiting this site. Stay safe.


Ed Book

Mission Statement

To all students, staff, and public while on the property of the college, Santa Fe College Police will work in partnership with the community in preserving the peace, providing general police services, and enforcing municipal, county, and state laws, as well as the rules and regulations of the college.

Santa Fe College was the first college in the Florida College System to have a police department. Santa Fe is still one of only four colleges in the Florida College System with a police department. Fully sworn police officers patrol the main campus and several centers 24/7 and are committed to keeping students, faculty, staff, and visitors safe and secure.


Police Awards

Innovations in Community Oriented Policing Award

The Santa Fe College Police Department received the inaugural “Innovations in Community Oriented Policing” award at the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) conference in Louisville, Ky. IACLEA is the largest campus law enforcement organization worldwide. The award honors outstanding service and initiative in support of a community-oriented policing philosophy. SF was selected as the winner based on the overall impact of its “Safe Santa Fe” crime prevention initiative.

Rocky Pomerance Excellence in Policing Award

SF's Police Department were also winners of the Rocky Pomerance Excellence in Policing Award presented by the Florida Police Chiefs Association. The award recognizes member agencies for developing and implementing an innovative approach to policing. Police Chief Ed Book, Officer Fred Long and Officer Joel Pearson are sworn members of the agency.

Crime Reports

For the Santa Fe College Northwest Campus, Davis, Kirkpatrick, and Watson Centers Area:

  • Davis Center, 17500 SW Archer Road, Archer, FL 32618
  • Kirkpatrick Center, 3737 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Perry Center, 14180 NW 119thTerr, Alachua, FL 32615


For the Santa Fe College Andrews and Watson Centers Area:

  • Andrews Center, 209 W. Call Street, Starke, FL 32091
  • Watson Center, 4150 State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656


For the Santa Fe College Blount Center Area:

  • Blount (Downtown) Center, 401 N.W. 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601


Outside Alerts

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