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

Mission Statement

"The Hollywood Police Department strives to work in partnership with the community in order to improve the quality of life in the City of Hollywood.  We take a pro-active stance towards prevention of crime and we pledge to investigate, pursue and apprehend violators in order to continuously provide a safe and secure environment in which to live, work and visit."

Message from the Chief

Diversity is an important dynamic in our community. Hollywood is home to more than 143,000 residents of various races and ethnicities. February is Black History Month, which allows us all to participate in our nation’s rich and diverse history, regardless of ethnicity. It allows us to appreciate and recognize the many important and positive contributions made over the years by African Americans and other minorities. Black History Month helps consolidate our sense of consciousness and to encourage cross-cultural learning.

I believe it is important that people of all creeds be treated fairly and justly. I am proud to lead a police department whose demographics reflect our community’s diverse population. The Hollywood Police Department’s demographics are 52 percent white, 17 percent African American, 27 percent Hispanic and 2 percent Asian. Our department also welcomes the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) annual William R. Bracey CEO Symposium this month in Hollywood.

Our department, like our nation, has made significant strides in advancing diversity and cultural heritage. In celebrating Black History Month, we can take satisfaction from this recent progress in the realization of the ideals envisioned by our nation’s Founding Fathers. But, even more than this, we can seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of African Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history. And make no mistake – more can and will be done to advance equality for all minorities.

In order to understand our present, we must be able to appreciate and share our past. Black History Month is integral to ensuring that our great nation is able to partake in the commemoration of one of the many things that makes Hollywood great – our ability to understand and remember that we have more in common than that which divides us, as well as our capacity to accept and pay tribute to the wealth of cultures that comprise our community.

Tomas Sanchez
Chief of Police

HPD Launches New Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative

Domestic Violence is a concern for our community and society. Learn how Hollywood Police's new Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative is working to cut down on domestic violence by identifying and holding accountable the most repetitive and dangerous offenders.

Cops Mentoring Kids Program a Hit With Local Students

Hollywood Police Officers meet with elementary school students at least once a week for a minimum of 30 minutes to assist kids with their studies and serve as positive role models. The program strengthens the Department's partnership with the community.

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Upcoming Events
See the Police Calendar above for a full list of upcoming events. CLICK HERE to register for the Police Ceremonies and Events Calendar to send automatic notifications of official Hollywood Police events to your email.

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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Police Chief Sanchez
Tomas Sanchez
Chief of Police

Hollywood Police Department
3250 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, Florida 33021

Mailing Address:
City of Hollywood
P.O. Box 229045
Hollywood, FL 33022-9045

Ph: 954.764.HELP (4357)
Ph: 954.967.4357 (General Information)

Fx: 954.967.4313

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm