Statement regarding Gov. Scott’s Declaration

University of Florida
October 16, 2017

This afternoon, Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order to provide for enhanced coordination among state, county and municipal agencies which may be called upon to assist law enforcement at the University of Florida on Oct. 19.


This measure, which came at the request of Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell, is not in response to any specific heightened threat. It is a process that enables various law enforcement agencies to work together more efficiently. For example, agencies from multiple jurisdictions can be mobilized, if necessary, without bureaucratic delays. 


We appreciate Gov. Scott’s support and commitment to UF’s campus safety.