The Crime Prevention Unit encompasses the Crime Prevention Specialists, Citizen's Crime Watch and Mobile Patrol. The unit is responsible for coordinating and disseminating information to the media in a timely manner. Crime Prevention also assists in promoting the Agency and its services through community-based programs to help prevent crime.
The Crime Prevention Unit holds a Citizens Police Academy, which is an excellent opportunity for residents and business owners to get a "behind the scenes" look into the Hollywood Police Department. The Academy enables participants to become more familiar with the day-to-day operations of the Police Department. Participants gain a better understanding of the procedures, responsibilities, guidelines, demands of personnel and the policies and laws that guide decision-making. They become better informed as to the actual role of the police. For twelve weeks, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., one night a week, participants receive "hands on" instruction; from guest lecturers and classroom activities to "ride-alongs" with patrol officers. Space is limited. For further information, please contact us at 954.967.4371.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Surveys are conducted at commercial and residential properties within the City of Hollywood by certified Crime Prevention Specialists. The service is free of charge to residents and business owners. For further information contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 954.967.4371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.