Hollywood commissioners are grappling with whether or not to add police patrols in Emerald Hills. Some residents want additional patrols in their neighborhood while others do not.

Commission wants more time to decide whether additional policing in Emerald Hills is necessary

Hollywood commissioners are still not sure whether or not to create an Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District. During a recent meeting, the City Commission postponed a decision on the matter until the first meeting in July. Some residents want additional patrols in their neighborhood while others do not. During the meeting commissioners discussed various aspects […]

Hollywood Police Officer Dwayne Chung received the Diamond Service award, the highest award possible for a city employee. It is presented twice a year to a Hollywood employee who has gone above and beyond to provide the best service possible.

Hollywood Police Officer Dwayne Chung receives prestigious Diamond Service Award

Hollywood Police Officer Dwayne Chung received a prestigious award from the City of Hollywood during a recent Commission meeting. He received the Diamond Service award, the highest award possible for a city employee. This award is presented twice a year to a Hollywood employee who has gone above and beyond to provide the best service […]

Hollywood law enforcement community pays respect to fallen officers during a special ceremony.

Fallen officers, K9, honored in ceremony

Members of the Hollywood law enforcement community and their families and friends came together in front of the Hollywood Police headquarters building to pay respect to fallen officers during a special ceremony. The event included a gun volley salute, the playing of taps, a presentation of a wreath and the playing of bagpipes. The ceremony […]

Hollywood Police say automated license plate readers are helping to cut down on car burglaries by 80 percent.

Hollywood Police find success with license plate readers

The Hollywood Police Department is reporting a lot of success with its automated license plate reader and CCTV camera program. Since the program went into effect in the parking area of North Beach in 2016, crime, especially car burglaries and thefts has gone down by about 90 percent in the first quarter of 2017. In […]

Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for Special Olympics set for March 16 at Longhorn Steakhouse on Sheridan St.

Each year, law enforcement officers nationwide volunteer their off-duty time as “celebrity waiters” in participating restaurants and receive tips to raise funds for Special Olympics. On Thursday, March 16, the Hollywood Police Department will host its annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser at Longhorn Steakhouse located at 4899 Sheridan Street. The annual fundraising event is organized by the Law […]

Hollywood Police Chief responds to findings of gross mismanagement of Property and Evidence Unit

Broward Inspector General John W. Scott announced Tuesday, February 28 that the Broward Office of the Inspector General (OIG) had issued a final report finding that Hollywood Police Department (HPD) officials grossly mismanaged the operation of the Property and Evidence Unit (PEU). According to the report, HPD officials failed to institute protocols consistent with industry […]

An advanced computer controlled stability enhancement system assists the driver with directional control of the vehicle in difficult driving conditions.

City of Hollywood agrees to new purchases

The City of Hollywood will soon have new police cars. The Commission agreed to a purchase order between Stingray Chevrolet and the City of Hollywood for 24 new 2017 Chevrolet Caprice police patrol vehicles in the amount of $774,024. The Commission also agreed to an expenditure of federal law enforcement forfeiture funds to provide funding […]

Hollywood Police make arrests in massage parlor-prostitution sting

The Hollywood Police Department, together with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), recently arrested more than 20 people in connection with solicitation of prostitution at Hollywood massage parlors. The arrests span multiple locations and are a result of a five-month investigation by Hollywood Police and HSI into prostitution, human trafficking and […]

Hollywood PD database of police reports now accessible online

With the click of a button, many police reports have become more accessible. The Hollywood Police Department recently made it easier for anyone to obtain reports online with the Police-to-Citizen (P2C) Website. The new website, p2c.hollywoodfl.org, allows the public to search, view, and print accident, arrest, and incident reports. Additionally, citizens can view the Daily […]