Uniformed Patrol is comprised of Officers and Supervisors that respond to all emergency and non-emergency calls within the City of High Springs. Two shifts (7AM-7PM) and (7PM-7AM), provide 24-hour a day, 7-days a week coverage. Each shift is supervised by a Patrol Sergeant. The Uniformed Patrol Division is Commanded by the Deputy Chief of Police.
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT & TRAFFIC HOMICIDE DIVISION
Handled by K-9 Officer Ethan Presnell, K-9 Cesar is a male Czechoslovakian German Shepherd and is certified in the detection of illegal narcotics. He is also patrol and apprehension certified. K-9 Cesar can detect the odor of multiple narcotics and illegal drugs. He participates in regular training exercises, and re-certifies annually on narcotics through the National Police Canine Association.
The Records Unit endeavors to provide high level customer service in facilitating and disseminating public records to our internal and external requestors in an appropriate and timely manner.
Reports may be requested by mail, E-mail, or in person. Phone and fax requests will not be accepted, nor will reports be faxed or E-mailed to requestors. Requests by mail must include the required fee along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Prior to mailing your request, call the Records Unit to confirm the report has been received and to obtain a cost for the report. Please note that some reports may require redaction of restricted information. Please allow 10 working days after an incident or accident has occurred before attempting to obtain a copy of a report.
The State requires that anyone requesting an accident report within the first 60 days of its occurrence must complete a SWORN STATEMENT specifying why you are entitled to that report.
You may use this link to print an ADOBE PDF copy of the SWORN STATEMENT FOR CRASH INFORMATION FORM.
If you are requesting an accident report by mail, please provide the Records Unit with a signed and notarized original of the SWORN STATEMENT with your written request. After the 60th day no, SWORN STATEMENT is required to obtain an accident report. Accident reports over a year old may be obtained from Tallahassee at 850-617-3414 or 850-617-3416.
The basic fees for copies of reports are:
- .15¢ per single-sided copy
- .20¢ per double-sided copy
In accordance with F.S.S. 119.07(4)(d), an applicable service charge may be assessed for certain requests.
When an arrest is made you are immediately entitled to a copy of the arrest affidavit. Incident reports involving an arrest must be filed by the State Attorney’s Office prior to being released to the public.
Criminal History Checks
State of Florida background checks may be obtained from FDLE’s website: www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content or by calling 850-410-8109.
Fingerprinting Services are offered by the High Springs Police Department (at the below listed address) on the following days:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Residents; living within the City of High Springs jurisdictional limits: No Charge
Concealed Weapons Permits (CWP): $5
Fingerprint cards are not provided by this agency and a valid photo ID is required for this service.
The mission of the High Springs Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the City of High Springs by working in partnership with the community. We will preserve the peace and uphold the law within the framework of the United States Constitution. Our mandate is to operate with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards, accountability and transparency to maintain public confidence.
The Internal Affairs Unit
Internal Affairs primary function is to receive, process and investigate complaints made against members of the High Springs Police Department. When a complaint is received, every effort is made to ensure a thorough, timely, and fair investigation of the allegation(s) contained in the complaint. The openness of the Department in the acceptance of a complaint is a principle element of professionalism and community responsiveness. All complaints are processed and reviewed by the Internal Affairs Unit and submitted to the Chief of Police for review and final disposition. Internal Affairs Unit duties include:
- Investigating alleged misconduct by Department Members.
- Providing assistance to Supervisors in investigations of alleged misconduct by Department Members.
- Investigating critical incidents (e.g., Officer involved shootings, etc.).
- Record, register, and control the investigation of complaints against Members.
- Maintain the confidentiality of the Internal Affairs Unit’s investigations and records.
- Prepare an annual report of incidents investigated and/or logged by the Internal Affairs Unit.