A Message to High Springs Residents from Police Chief Antoine Sheppard

News Release Date
05-28-2024
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During each Memorial weekend, our city endures a surge of tourists to our stunning springs and other attractions. This year, with the invaluable support of our law enforcement partners – Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Alachua Police Department, Gainesville Police Department, and the Florida Highway Patrol, we successfully maintained the safety and enjoyment of our community. 

The robust law enforcement presence acted as a deterrent, resulting in no reported traffic crashes, physical altercations, or disturbances within the City of High Springs. We conducted over five hundred traffic stops, leading to numerous felony drug arrests, impaired driver apprehensions, and the capture of out-of-county fugitive warrants. We also provided aid to numerous stranded motorists and managed traffic control at the intersection of South Main Street and Northwest 182nd Avenue for an extended period of time. This operation has significantly enhanced the overall safety and security of our community, making High Springs an even better place to live. 

We sincerely appreciate your unwavering support, High Springs residents. Your active participation and vigilance played a pivotal role in the success of the Memorial Day Weekend Operation. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to our law enforcement partners for their invaluable assistance to the High Springs Police Department. 

Antoine Sheppard 

Chief Antoine Sheppard – High Springs Police Dept.