Help Prevent Crime


Preventing crime is the goal of the police department and the community alike. Reducing crime and the impact it has on the people of our city is the ultimate goal. While the men and women of the Hollywood Police Department will do what we can to identify and prevent crime, you can help us by taking some crime prevention measures and reducing your risk of victimization.

Please review the information provided in this section and learn how you can help to respond to criminal activity in your neighborhood.

Crime Prevention informational videos


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Vehicle Theft Prevention

Per NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration): 2019 Stats (United States)

  • There were 721,885 motor vehicles stolen in 2019  
  • Only 56.1% of all stolen motor vehicles were recovered
  • Of all motor vehicles stolen, 74.5% were passenger vehicles
  • A motor vehicle is stolen every 43.8 seconds in the United States

How We Try To Prevent Crime


The Hollywood Police Department has a program in place to check on the welfare of our elderly population. It's called “RUOK” (Are You Okay).

Elderly residents participating in the program are called daily, by members of our Teletype Unit, to check on their well-being. If there is no answer, further steps are taken to confirm the elderly resident’s condition and/or status. An officer is dispatched to perform a welfare check at the residence.

Are you a resident, or do you know a resident, who would benefit from being involved in it? To register for the program or to find out more information, call the Public Affairs Unit at 954-967-4371.

NTL Gomez with Senior Citizen  - RUOK Program