Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division consists of Investigative Services and Crime Scene Investigations.

Investigative Services Section



The Investigative Services Section is responsible for the investigation of Homicides, Robberies, Sexual Assaults, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Neglect and Abuse cases, as well as property crimes such as Burglary, Arson, Theft, and Fraud. Detectives assigned to this Section are highly skilled Investigators who have earned their positions by demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities crucial to being a successful Investigator. The Investigative Services Section consists of the following specialized areas:

Homicide


Is supervised by a Police Sergeant. Homicide is staffed by Detectives who are responsible for the investigation of all murders, unnatural deaths, kidnappings, stalking, and hate crimes. They are also proactive in the investigation of previously unsolved murder cases, using technological advances and innovative investigative techniques.

Violent Crimes


Is supervised by a Police Sergeant and is staffed by Detectives who are responsible for the investigation of all robberies, aggravated battery, aggravated assaults, stabbings, and shootings. This Unit works in conjunction with several Federal and State Agencies to ensure the apprehension, arrest and prosecution of violent offenders.

Special Victims Unit


The Special Victims Unit is supervised by a Police Sergeant and is staffed by specially trained detectives who investigate all sexual assault reports. This unit also registers and monitors all sex offenders and predators who reside in Hollywood.

Burglary/Grand Theft/Economic Crimes and Auto Theft


Is supervised by a Police Sergeant and is staffed by Detectives responsible for the investigation of all grand thefts, residential and business burglaries, felony vandalisms, and traveling criminal activity. In addition, the Detectives investigate economic crime to include all frauds, telemarketing scams, worthless and fraudulent checks, credit card offenses, embezzlements, financial exploitation, computer crimes, and other scams which are perpetrated upon unsuspecting victims. Additionally the Detectives also conduct inspections of the various Pawn Shops throughout Hollywood to ensure compliance with State and Local laws and are responsible for the investigation of all auto thefts, auto parts thefts, and vehicle burglaries. The Detectives also conduct inspections of auto body repair shops to ensure compliance with State and Local laws.

Domestic Violence


The Domestic Violence and Victims Services Unit is supervised by a police Sergeant and is staffed by Detectives responsible for the investigation of all acts of domestic violence, domestic related stalking, child abuse or neglect, elderly abuse, neglect, and physical exploitation, missing juveniles, and animal neglect and abuse cases. Victim's Advocates are responsible for providing support, information and guidance for victims and witnesses of crimes.

Victim Advocates


Victim Advocates are available to all crime victims and witnesses.
Crime Victim/Witness assistance includes:
  • Support throughout interview process
  • Obtaining shelter, food, and in some cases financial support
  • Referral to resource agencies
  • Referral or counseling services
  • Assistance and support during court proceedings
  • Resources, release notifications and restitution opportunities
  • Assisting victims with the Criminal Justice System
Victim Advocates are responsible for providing support, information and guidance for victims and witnesses of crimes.

Crime Scene Investigations



Crime Scene Investigations is an integral part of the Criminal Investigations Division, Investigative Services Section. C.S.I. is responsible for the collection of physical evidence through photography, physical crime scene search, recovery of latent fingerprints and the collection of physical evidence. Hollywood Police Crime Scene Technicians are a highly motivated group of individuals who, using their knowledge, skills and abilities recover visible and invisible evidence using the latest technology available. Crime Scene Technicians continuously strive to improve their knowledge and skills by attending specialized schools, seminars, and in-house training.

The unit is supervised by a Crime Scene Unit Supervisor and staffed with C.S.I. Shift Supervisors, Crime Scene Technicians, a Photo Lab Technician, as well as one full time and one part time Latent Fingerprint Examiner. C.S.I. is responsible for the collection, documentation and processing of all evidence needed to successfully investigate crimes. C.S.I. works closely with Forensic Technicians and utilizes the latest technological advances to assist in identifying suspected criminals.

To reach the Investigative Services Section by telephone:
PH: 954.967.4411
FX: 954.967.4410

Send your crime tips to: hollywoodPDtips@hollywoodfl.org

Victim Notification



The Hollywood Police Department, along with U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. Eligible victims and witnesses can obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody by registering at http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification/. This website also offers a number of valuable victim services and programs provided by ICE.