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Message from the Chief

The Fourth of July holiday is a special time. Family and friends come together to celebrate our nation’s independence by hosting barbecues, gathering by the pool, heading to the beach and engaging in many other activities. While these celebrations can and should be fun and festive, they can become dangerous and turn a joyous day into a sad one if residents do not exercise safe, responsible behavior.

If you head to Hollywood Beach this weekend, please remember that personal fireworks, sparklers, glass containers, coolers, and barbecues are prohibited on the beach and could be confiscated by Hollywood Police. Picnicking is permitted on the beach only between Sherman and Custer streets. Picnicking is also allowed within Charnow Park at Garfield Street, Keating Park at Magnolia Terrace and Harry Berry Park at Azalea Terrace.

Spectator boats are not allowed to anchor on or above sea grass, hard bottom or coral reef structures and could face fines or criminal penalties for doing so. This is a condition of the event permit from the U.S. Coast Guard. Boaters also must remain at least 1,400 feet from the fireworks barge. The Hollywood Police Department Marine Unit will be on hand to assure boaters follow these regulations.

If you plan on boating or driving this holiday weekend, please do not consume alcoholic beverages. Hollywood Police Officers will be on the lookout on local roadways and waterways for individuals who are driving or boating under the influence. Penalties for drunk driving and drunk boating can include jail time, heavy fines, suspension of your driver’s license and forfeiture of your boat.

To help alleviate traffic congestion on Hollywood Beach, the City of Hollywood is providing free shuttle service from the Radius parking garage and Van Buren parking garage (both in downtown Hollywood) to beachside parking garages on Connecticut Street and North Ocean Drive. The free shuttles will run from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Please note the last shuttles will leave for the beach at 8 p.m., at which time regular vehicular travel on A1A between Hollywood Boulevard and Sheridan Street will be restricted. Returning shuttles begin at 9:30 p.m. at the conclusion of the fireworks display. Hollywood Police will restrict vehicular access to the beach when available parking is full and traffic levels reach roadway capacity.

Please keep these important points in mind as you prepare to celebrate Independence Day. I wish you and your family a happy, safe and festive holiday weekend.


Tomas Sanchez
Interim Chief of Police
Hollywood Police Department

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Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration on Hollywood Beach
Celebrate our nation’s 239th birthday on Hollywood Beach on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Sponsored by the City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency-Beach District, this annual event features entertainment beginning at 2:00 p.m., highlighted by a dazzling offshore fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. For complete event details including traffic, parking and shuttle information CLICK HERE

Upcoming Events

  7/4/2015 - Saturday - Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration 
                                   CLICK HERE for Traffic & Parking Information

7/18/2015 - Saturday - Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser - 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
                                   SpareZ Davie, 5325 S. University Drive, Davie

7/23/2015 - Thursday - Swearing-In & Awards Recognition Ceremony -                                   1:45p.m.
                                   Boulevard Heights Community Center
                                   6770 Garfield Street

 8/4/2015 - Tuesday  - 32nd Annual National Night Out Against Crime
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CLICK HERE to sign up for the Police Ceremonies and Events Calendar to be automatically notified of official Hollywood Police events.                        

Join Hollywood P.A.L. at the Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please come out and support this competitive fundraising event. All proceeds will be utilized to provide students in need with backpacks and school supplies for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Interim Police Chief Tomas Sanchez

Tomas Sanchez
Interim 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)
Fx: 954.967.4313

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