Gainesville, GA
Our Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Gainesville Police Department to work in partnership with the community to improve the quality of life in the City of Gainesville. We will demonstrate compassion for all people and render services with respect, dignity, and courtesy. The men and women of the Gainesville Police Department will strive to protect and to support individual rights, while at all times providing for the security of all persons and all property in our community.

Gainesville Police Department

Message from the Chief of Police

The number one priority of the employees of your Police Department is service to the citizens of our community. Our service is our greatest product offered and we strive every day to make that product the best available anywhere.

To be successful, the Police Department must also have a strong and trusting relationship with our community. We take pride in building relationships based upon the foundation of our "Community Oriented Policing" philosophy which fosters a strong partnership with the community we serve.

Serving the citizens of Gainesville as a Police Officer for the past 17 years has been, and is still, a very rewarding career. My appointment to the position of Chief of Police, on May 10, 2010, was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream and being a 2nd generation Police Officer, my commitment to this community is strong. I am invested in this community and this police department and each day I look forward to us all working together to make Gainesville and Hall County one of the safest communities in which to work and live.

Brian P. Kelly                                      
Chief of Police 


701 Queen City Parkway, SW
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-534-5252
Fax: 770-535-5620
police@gainesville.org