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 […]

Local girls donate stuffed animals to help HPD when they encounter children affected by domestic violence or trauma

For police officers, domestic violence or severe accidents are unfortunately a fairly regular part of the job. For the young children involved, these situations are especially traumatic. In an effort to alleviate the stress of those younger victims, a group of girls from the PreCision Mentoring Program put together a project. After gathering as many […]

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Local kids give thanks to Hollywood Police Department

When Hollywood resident Lara Leader saw the tragedy unfolding in Dallas of police officers getting shot during a peaceful march, she thought of her children and quickly decided they must show appreciation to her community’s men and women in blue — the Hollywood Police Department. As a member of the Parents Association Board at Temple […]

National Night Out brings Hollywood together

Since 1984, the first Tuesday in August of each year has been designated as National Night Out.   Last night, Hollywood residents came out to join Crime Watch Members, Hollywood Police Officers & Command Staff, City Officials, and Crime Prevention Specialists in an effort to bring local communities and law enforcement together. Due to heavy rain, many events moved indoors; […]