At any given time, there are officers on the street. We, the Alachua Police Department, count on its citizens to alert us to unusual situations. Anytime someone calls, a dispatcher will take the information, ask questions, decide on what/whom to send, and the urgency of the call. We will respond to every call for service, though, obviously, the less important calls may take some time if all officers are tied up. You may report a crime and remain anonymous.