Hollywood Police Department

For Emergencies Dial 911
For Non-Emergency Calls: 954.764.HELP(4357)


Serve With Honor and Join Our Force


Are you ready to begin your dream career in law enforcement or are you an experienced officer ready to make your next career move? The Hollywood Police Department is the place for you!


HPD is currently hiring candidates who qualify in three different ways: 

• Non-certified recruits ready to embark on a challenging law enforcement career with HPD and seeking a department to sponsor their academy training
• Certified candidates who want to be part of an agency committed to the highest level of professionalism and integrity in law enforcement
• Experienced officers planning the next phase of their law enforcement careers and ready to   bring their skills and expertise to Hollywood


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Hollywood Police Officer Pays it Forward 

Officer Justin Leo knows he has a lot to be thankful for because of the support he received when he was a child from a local organization. Now, he's making sure future generations will get the same help and guidance that he did.
At a young age his life fell apart after both of his parents passed away. Soon after though, he was referred to JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options). They supported him in many ways including finding him a place to live and guiding him as he graduated from the police academy.

At a young age his life fell apart after both of his parents passed away. Soon after though, he was referred to JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options). They supported him in many ways including finding him a place to live and guiding him as he graduated from the police academy. 

"My circumstances forced me to grow up pretty quickly and be thrown into the world of responsibilities. JAFCO saved my life. My deepest hope is that my children will have someone to care for them, love them and guide them through life." '~ Ofc. Leo.

Ofc. Leo volunteers on JAFCO's board of trustees and heads their safety committee to help keep the children safe.Read more of Ofc. Leo's story here: https://www.jafco.org/2017-newsletter-1/#fb0=5 

Officer Justin Leo volunteers at JAFCO

Are Pets Allowed on the Beach?

We promise...we love Fido just as much as you do! But please don't bring him (or any animal, bird or reptiles) within the beach, Broadwalk or public picnic areas. Need more information? All of the City ordinances are posted here.

Dog on Beach

THIEVES TARGET HONDAS, ACURAS FOR AIRBAGS:

It can be done in just a matter of minutes. Thieves going from car to car in a crowded parking lot - stealing airbags. They usually target Hondas and Acuras.

We've seen an increase in airbag thefts in the City of Hollywood and across South Florida in the past few months. While the thefts occur city-wide, there are steps you can take to reduce the chances of this happening to you:
* Utilize a lock on your steering wheel
* Utilize a car alarm
* Park in a well-lit location
* Keep your vehicle locked at all times
* Take out your valuables

Prevent airbag thefts

ONCE A CLUB KID....NOW AN OFFICER

On January 19, 2018 the Florida Panthers honored Wayne Huizenga and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County for their involvement in the community. Officer Shana Rodriguez, who grew up in the Marti Huizenga Club of Hollywood, was asked to speak on behalf of BGCBC for the The Florida Panthers Foundation Community of Champions

"The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County provided a positive environment and instilled morals and values in me that I will forever be grateful for. Through the Club, I had my first ever interaction with an officer..... Officer Greg Saladino, who was our SRO (School Resource Officer). From there, the Hollywood Police Department was continuously involved in a positive way throughout the years. They assisted with special events, donated time, money and toys to the members of the Huizenga Unit. The morals and values instilled in me through the Club are ones that have helped to make me the woman I am today. I believe growing up in the Club contributed greatly to my career choice as I wanted to stay within my community and continue to make an impact. As an officer now, I also have the opportunity to give back to the organization who helped me get to where I am at today." ~ Ofc. Shana Rodriguez.