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Back to School Safety Tips - Bicyclist Safety

Children riding bikes create special problems for drivers because usually they are not able to properly determine traffic conditions. The most common cause of collision is a driver turning left in front of a bicyclist. When passing a bicyclist, proceed in the same direction slowly, and leave three feet between your car and the cyclist

  • When turning left and a bicyclist is approaching in the opposite direction, wait for the rider to pass
  • If you're turning right and a bicyclists is approaching from behind on the right, let the rider go through the intersection first, and always use your turn signals
  • Watch for bike riders turning in front of you without looking or signaling; children especially have a tendency to do this
  • Be extra vigilant in school zones and residential neighborhoods
  • Watch for bikes coming from driveways or behind parked cars
  • Check side mirrors before opening your door


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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."

On behalf of the men and women of the Hollywood Police Department, thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

The  Hollywood Police Department operates within a dynamic community setting.  In addition to traditional law enforcement duties, our department offers assignments in a variety of specialized units. This combination has created an environment for the men and women of the Hollywood Police Department to fully develop their individual potential as they grow toward meeting their personal and professional career goals. 

The Hollywood Police Department is a professional law enforcement agency servicing a population of approximately 145,000 covering roughly 30 square miles in Broward County, Florida.

The Department has extensive outreach programs within the community and our numerous problem solving initiatives have improved the quality of life for all who live, work and play in Florida's Hollywood.

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Citizen's Police Academy - Thursdays - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
   Hollywood Police Department - 3250 Hollywood Blvd
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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.

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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