NEWBERRY ‒ In a bid to strengthen community safety and enhance law enforcement accessibility, a new Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) precinct has opened in the heart of Newberry at 22211 W Newberry Road.

The local precinct aims to provide a centralized hub for law enforcement activities. The new location will facilitate quicker response times and increased vigilance in the area.

Additionally, residents will have the opportunity to engage with ACSO officers in a more informal setting, fostering open dialogue and mutual understanding, helping law enforcement better understand the needs and priorities of the community. Community engagement also plays a pivotal role in the fight against crime, as trust and cooperation are strengthened, residents are empowered to play an active role in crime prevention.

ACSO Sheriff Emery Gainey expressed enthusiasm about the inauguration of the new precinct, emphasizing its role in amplifying the presence of law enforcement within the community.

In a statement issued by ACSO, Gainey said, “ACSO is proud to partner with the City of Newberry - Government, and Ultimate Boat & RV Storage for our fourth precinct in the county. We look forward to building a stronger community that benefits all citizens.”

The precinct officially opened on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. The new precinct comes shortly after the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office opening another precinct in Gainesville’s Butler Plaza in January and one in Hawthorne in December 2023.

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