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HPD 2015 Annual Report is Here!

 HPD Annual Report Learn more about the Hollywood Police Department and its accomplishments in 2015.

Message from the Chief

National Be Kind To Animals Week – May 1 to May 7, 2016

During the entire month of May, the Hollywood Police Department will be accepting new pet food and pet supplies as part of “Be Kind to Animals Week”. We are accepting blankets, unopened canned food, food bowls, toys and blankets. All donations will be brought to the local pet shelter for their use.
On May 14th from 9am to 2 pm, the City of Hollywood will also be hosting a low cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic at David Park Community Center for Broward County residents, sponsored by Broward County Animal Care & Regulations.

National Police Week – Sunday, May 15th through Saturday, May 21st, 2016 National Police Officers’ Memorial Day – May 15th, 2016

On May 19, 2016 at 10 am, the Hollywood Police Department’s Annual Fallen Officers’ Memorial Ceremony will be held in front of the Hollywood Police Department. We will be honoring our six officers and one canine who were killed in the line of duty:

Officer Owen Coleman (EOW 01-24-26)
Officer Henry T. Minard (EOW 11-18-72)
Officer Byron W. Riley (EOW 08-30-73)
Officer Phillip C. Yourman (EOW 08-30-73)
Officer Frankie M. Shivers (EOW 09-06-82)
Officer Alex Del Rio (EOW 11-22-08)

K9 Kimbo Killed in the Line of Duty on October 13, 1997

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.

Departmental Memorials around the country during the month of May are held in honor of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers. National Police Officers’ Memorial Week culminates in Washington, D.C. with a memorial service attended by more than 35,000 people to recognize the sacrifice of the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. To learn more information about National Police Week, please visit

Mental Health Awareness Month

This month we recognize Mental Health Awareness. With an average of 1 in 5 Americans affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime, it has become paramount to train our officers on how to communicate more efficiently with those who may be in a mental health crisis before or while we come into contact with them during the course of our patrol. For this reason, I have sent police officers to classes held by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in order to assist individuals and their families who may be impacted or affected by a mental health condition.
We implore those who are affected by a mental illness to ask for assistance from your family, friends, a neighbor, even the police. If you or someone you know is affected by a mental health condition, please visit for more resources and information.

General Stats:

• Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.
• Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—10 million, or 4.2%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
• Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.

Social Stats:

• An estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
• Approximately 20% of state prisoners and 21% of local jail prisoners have “a recent history” of a mental health condition.
• 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition and at least 20% live with a serious mental illness.
• Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year. Among adults with a serious mental illness, 62.9% received mental health services in the past year.

For more information, please visit

Tomas Sanchez
Chief of Police

A Message from the Hollywood Police Department Regarding Floatopia on Hollywood Beach

It has come to our attention that a group is planning a “Floatopia” event on Hollywood Beach for Memorial Day weekend. A similar event occurred recently in Miami. The event resulted in extraordinary litter and environmental problems. Hollywood has enacted a City Ordinance governing special events within the City. The ordinance requires any applicant for a special event to apply for and obtain a special event permit. If the application is approved, the organizer of the event assumes sole financial responsibility for all clean-up and other costs incurred by City residents. No event permit is in place. If a special event occurs without approval from the City, the Police Department may take appropriate enforcement action, including the assessment of monetary penalties against event organizers and participants. Additionally, all City enforcement officers will be strictly enforcing all beach regulations.

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.

Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft

Fraud and identity theft are a major problem in South Florida. The Hollywood Police Department has useful tips to help protect yourself from fraudulent activities.

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
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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)
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