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City of Florence Police Department

Welcome to the Florence Police Department's web page. We hope that you will find the information contained on this site helpful and educational.


The Florence Police Department is committed to the philosophy of Community Policing. This web site gives us an excellent opportunity to allow you to know your police department and to partner with us in reaching our goal of making Florence and the Shoals area one of the safest in the nation. Through the use of technology you now have the ability to take a personal role in that effort. 

We are proud of the work the men and women of the Florence Police Department are doing. They are committed, they are professional, and they work hard to protect you and your property. We hope that when you have the occasion to see or meet one of our employees you will thank them for their service and that you will do your part to keep our community safe.

If any of us can ever be of assistance please get in touch.


On 04-08-13 Florence Police Motor Officer Troy Gurley attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Justin O. Sanders, 24, for traffic violations. The vehicle refused to stop. Mr. Sanders led police on a chase through the City of Florence and was subsequently charged with various drug, firearms, and traffic violations. Mr. Sanders is presumed innocent until proven guilty.