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How to Contact the Communications Center

To request Law Enforcement, Fire, or Medical Assistance:

9-1-1: For Law Enforcement, Fire or Medical EMERGENCIES **TDD CAPABLE**
352-955-1818: NON-EMERGENCY Line **TDD CAPABLE**

Other Telephone Numbers:

352-264-6690 FAX - Communications Center
352-955-1809 On Duty Supervisor's Desk
352-264-6644 On Duty Communications Commanders
352-264-6665 Communications Center Administrative Offices
352-264-6650 False Alarm Reduction Unit (Do not use to report alarm activations)
352-264-6691 FAX – False Alarm Reduction Unit

Mailing Address:
Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
Combined Communications Center
PO Box 5489 Gainesville, FL 32627-5489



When to call 9-1-1:

  1. 9-1-1 is for law enforcement, fire or medical emergencies only….whenever an IMMEDIATE response is required
  2. If you are unsure how serious a situation is, call 9-1-1. There is no fee or cost for placing a call to 9-1-1, so do not hesitate to use it for emergencies.

When to call the Non-Emergency Number (352-955-1818):

If you DO NOT NEED AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE to a law enforcement, fire or medical situation, please call the non-emergency number at 352-955-1818.Using the non-emergency number of 352-955-1818 helps keep the 9-1-1 lines available for persons reporting emergencies. When in doubt, call 9-1-1.

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