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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

April is Florida Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving is extremely risky behavior that not only puts drivers and passengers in danger, but also pedestrians and bicyclists sharing the road. Focused attention on driving helps to prevent crashes overall.

Texting requires all three types of distraction (manual, visual and cognitive) making it one of the most dangerous of distracted driving behaviors.  

However, this is not the only cause of distracted driving.  Other common distractions include: talking on a cell phone, tending to kids or passengers in the back seat, watching an event outside of the vehicle, interacting with passengers, eating, unsecured pets, grooming, adjusting radio or climate controls and daydreaming.

Almost 20,000 drivers under 30 were involved in a crash in 2015 in Florida from driving distracted.

The age group with the largest number of distracted driving crashes was 20–24 year-olds (17.8 percent), followed by 25–29 year-olds (14.3 percent) and then 15–19 year-olds (11.6 percent).

Parents should talk with their kids about responsible driving behaviors and always model focused driving.

April is also Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Month

During the month of April, police agencies take the time to recognize the hard work and sacrifice all Public Safety Telecommunicators make. And though we will recognize dispatchers during this month, we want to thank them for the outstanding job they do all year.

Dispatchers and police officers have a unique relationship.  In the academy, police officers are taught the police radio is their lifeline.  Always answer your radio, no matter what.  Don’t let others worry about you unnecessarily.

When a police officer is dispatched to a call, the majority of the time, the caller hangs up the phone and speaks to the police officer who has arrived on scene.  Incidents like this occur on a daily basis.  The beginning of most emergencies starts with an individual calling 9-1-1.

The members of the Hollywood Police Department would like to let every dispatcher know that we see you.  We are your brothers and sisters in blue; we are your family. You keep us safe 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  And we appreciate and thank you for all you do. 

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.

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)
Ph: 954.967.4357 (General Information)

Fx: 954.967.4313

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