UF Public Safety Building

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida

The University of Florida Police Department (UFPD) needed a central location to house all of their functions under one roof. Currently, the department is housed in 5 locations across campus, including their primary functions in a historic building constructed in 1928 as a radio station. The goal of the new Public Safety Building is to accommodate all of UFPD’s current and future operational needs, as well as increasing public accessibility on the existing site.


The project also includes renovating the existing Centrex Building which houses the University’s Emergency Management staff and emergency operations dispatch center. The EOC and departmental offices will be moved to the 3rd floor of the new building with state-of-the-art technology and centralized access to the rest of the department.


The new 3-story building, designed as a high performance facility, will include a public lobby space, community meeting room, offices, multi-purpose space, public records storage, interview rooms, locker rooms and a vehicle sally port.