Campus Safety Message

The University of Florida Police Department would like to make you aware of multiple vehicle break-ins that have taken place in areas near the campus.

Over the past week, UFPD and local law enforcement have seen an increase in cars being broken into at Gainesville-area parking lots. The incidents are primarily taking place during the early morning hours. UFPD is investigating three incidents that occurred at the Hilton Gainesville University Center, located at 1714 SW 34th Street.

UFPD recommends the “Hide, Lock, and Take” approach: Hide all valuables inside the vehicle, secure them inside the trunk, or take them with you. Lock your vehicle. And Take your vehicle keys with you. These three simple steps should be taken at all times, regardless of where you are parking.

To address the ongoing vehicle break-ins, UFPD has increased patrols of all parking areas on campus. If you believe you have been a victim of a vehicle break-in or if you have any information that may be helpful in these investigations, please contact UFPD at (352) 392-1111 or submit information through the Silent Witness link at or through the GatorSafe app.

Remember, if you see something, say something. And say something as soon as it is safe to do so.

-University of Florida Police Department