Patrol Services Division

Uniformed Patrol Division

Uniformed Patrol is the backbone of the Police Department and follows the Department's Community Oriented Policing philosophy. Patrol Officers are assigned to zones which patrol specific areas of the city with all other Divisions and Units acting as a support structure for Patrol. This strategy provides the officers with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with their particular neighborhood's problems, as well as allowing the residents or business owners of a neighborhood to get to know the officers who work the area. The officers take pride in the neighborhoods they are responsible for and enjoy meeting residents and business owners. Uniformed Patrol handles the majority of the 140,000 police service calls which occur in the city each year.

In addition to responding to calls for service, Officers self-initiate police action by actively searching for and arresting individuals involved with drugs, prostitution, burglary, robbery, theft, gang activity, and other miscellaneous criminal activities. Uniformed Patrol Units are also the first to arrive on scene at all critical incidents.

The process is a collaborative effort. Uniformed Patrol Units who initially arrive at critical incidents handle the incidents directly or, if additional support is necessary, will stabilize the situation until support services, such as the Special Operations Division, the Criminal Investigations Division, the S.W.A.T. Team, the Crime Scene Investigations arrive to continue the investigation or the Mobile Command Center becomes necessary.


Police K-9's are a valuable resource for use in violent criminal apprehension, evidence detection, explosives detection and search and rescue operations. Police dogs and their Police Officer handlers have extensive training and are an invaluable asset to the Police Department.

Neighborhood Team Leaders

The Hollywood Police Department uses community policing to proactively address public safety issues and improve the quality of life in Hollywood. To help in resolving often complex issues, the Department has assigned specific Police Officers to eleven neighborhoods covering the city. These Officers are called Neighborhood Team Leaders (NTL).

Neighborhood Team Leaders are trained to participate in identifying community problems. They are trained in the use of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) and problem solving through the use of the SARA model (Scan-Analyze-Respond-Assess). These officers act as liaisons for the variety of resources needed to solve community safety issues.

NTLs take a holistic approach to neighborhood safety. They work to identify trends and look for patterns of repeat calls for specific victims, locations and offenders. Focusing on the Crime Triangle enables them to widen the opportunities to solve these problems. NTLs partner daily with the Patrol Division, Crime Analysis, Criminal Investigations Division, Code Enforcement Unit, Crime Watch and Mobile Crime Patrol. Through this approach, the community and Hollywood Police Department help each other achieve success.

The goal of community policing is to reduce crime by engaging the public as a partner rather than relying solely on aggressive law enforcement as the only solution to community problems.


NTLs at Work in Your Neighborhood

Lieutenant Albert Cooper (West):

Lieutenant John Marino (East)


Sergeant Pablo Vanegas (West):

Sergeant Jason Bloch (East):

Neighborhood Team Leaders

North Lake

Officer Matthew Fregin:

South Lake

Officer Michael Sinnes:

Royal Poinciana

Officer Anthony Truntz:


Officer Antonio Berrios:


Officer Andrew Archer:

North Central

Officer Rolando Cabezas:

South Central

Officer Chuck Burrows:

Emerald Hills

Officer Carol Solowsky:

Hollywood Hills

Officer Tomas Hernandez:

Park East

Officer Ryan Ostrowsky:


Officer Tomas Hernandez:

Lawn Acres

Officer Ramiro Valdes:

Beverly Park

Officer Ramiro Valdes:

Washington Park

Officer Ramiro Valdes:

Playland Estates

Officer Yansel Martinez:

Hollywood Gardens

Officer Yansel Martinez:

Boulevard Heights

Officer Anthony Gomez:


Officer Tom Nettina:
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