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Criminal Investigations Division
The Criminal Investigations Division consists of Investigative Services, Family Services, Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics, Public Information Officer,  and Crime Scene Investigations
 
Investigative Services Division

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 a successful Investigator. The Investigations 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, sexual assaults, kidnappings, stalking, and hate crimes. They are also proactive in the investigation of previously unsolved murder cases, using technological advances and innovative investigative techniques.

Robbery and Economic Crimes
Is supervised by a Police Sergeant and is staffed by Detectives who are responsible for the investigation of all robberies. Economic Crimes Detectives are responsible for investigating all frauds, telemarketing scams, worthless and fraudulent check and credit card offenses, embezzlements, financial exploitation, computer crimes, and other scams which are perpetrated upon unsuspecting victims.

Burglary/Grand Theft and Auto Theft
Is supervised by a Police Sergeant and is staffed by Detectives responsible for the investigation of all thefts, residential and business burglary associated with the West Side of the City, felony vandalism, Arson, and traveling criminal activity. 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. The Hollywood Police Department is also a participating Member of the Broward County Auto Theft Task Force, a multi-agency investigative force.

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.

Crime Scene Investigation (C.S.I.)
Is supervised by a Crime Scene Unit Supervisor and staffed with C.S.I. Shift Supervisors, Crime Scene Technicians, a Photo Lab Technician, and a 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.

Family Services Unit

Family Services is comprised of the Domestic Violence Unit, Child & Elderly Abuse and/or Neglect Unit, Animal Neglect & Abuse Unit, School Resource Officers, Police Athletic League, Boys & Girls Club, and Victim Advocates.

Domestic Violence, Child & Elderly Exploitation, Abuse, & Neglect, Animal Neglect & Abuse
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, sexual battery with juvenile victims, and animal neglect and abuse cases. Victim's Advocates are responsible for providing support, information and guidance for victims and witnesses of crimes. For more information about Domestic Violence visit our What is Domestic Violence page and Women in Distress page.

Victim Advocates
Victim Advocates are available to all crime victims and witnesses.

Crime Victim/Witness assistance includes:

  • Support throughout interview process 
  • Obtaining shelter, food, financial support 
  • Referral to resource agencies 
  • Referral or counseling services 
  • Assistance/support during court proceedings 
  • Resources, release notifications and restitution availability
  • Navigating the Criminal Justice System

School Resource Officers
Is supervised by a Police Sergeant and is staffed by Police Officers that provide special services to all public schools within the City of Hollywood, the  G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Educations and Training) Program at public middle schools, the S.A.V.I. (School Anti Violence Initiative) Program, and other youth related services.  The Explorer Post is also supported.

Vice, Intelligence & Narcotics

The Vice, Intelligence & Narcotics Unit is responsible for conducting sophisticated undercover operations into organized narcotics trafficking, vice crimes, racketeering, money laundering and street level drug sales. The Unit develops criminal intelligence with the purpose of anticipating and preventing further criminal activity.

V.I.N. Detectives, as they are referred to, coordinate their operations from an off-site covert location to ensure the safety and maintain the confidentiality of the Undercover Detectives and operatives.

Detectives routinely assume undercover identities to accomplish their goals and work closely with confidential informants. Assignment to the V.I.N. Unit is voluntary due to the special obligations and risks required of its members.

The tireless efforts of the Detectives assigned to the V.I.N. Unit are rewarded each year with millions of dollars in drug seizures and asset forfeitures. The money seized from drug traffickers and money launderers is funneled back into the war against drugs.

To reach by telephone:
Ph: 954.967.4507
Fx: 954.967.4573
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