Police Department

Police Car and Badge in the Background
Jay Parrish

Message from the Chief

"The No. 1 priority of Gainesville Police Department personnel 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 the 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.

"As a lifelong Hall County resident, I am invested in this community and this police department. Each day, I promise to uphold my oath of office in order to make this community one of the safest places to live and work."