Message from UPD Chief Stump-Kurnick regarding FBI reports

UPD Chief Linda Stump-Kurnick
January 15, 2021

Dear UF community,

You may have heard reports of FBI warnings about potential violence across the country in the coming days related the upcoming presidential inauguration.

I want to let you know that as we normally do under such circumstances, the University of Florida Police Department has been in contact with the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and we currently have no indication of any plans for violence in Gainesville or on the UF campus.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will stay in touch with our local, state and federal law enforcement colleagues. Should circumstances dictate, we  will respond accordingly should we receive any information indicating a threat to campus or community security. You may also notice increased visibility of UPD officers in the coming days as part of our increased vigilance.

I ask that if you see or hear anything that raises concern or suspicion, please let us know by calling UPD at 352-392-1111 or by using the Gator Safe app. Your safety is our No. 1 job, and we take it very seriously.

Finally, if recent events are causing you to experience stress or anxiety, help is available for students at 352-294-CARE (2273) or and for faculty and staff at 833-306-0103 or

Linda Stump-Kurnick

Chief, UF Police Department

Assistant Vice President of Public and Environmental Safety