Message from the Chief of Police

On behalf of the 450 dedicated members of the Hollywood Police Department, Chief Tomas Sanchez

I welcome you to our website. The Hollywood Police Department has a proud history dating back to its creation in 1925. The members of the Hollywood Police Department are men and women of character, compassion and courage.

We are committed to providing a high level of professional service to our community. Our officers understand that in order to be successful, we must work closely with community stakeholders in an effort to strengthen trust and reduce crime. Together we can accomplish one of the most important duties of the police department: keeping the City of Hollywood safe from crime, while improving the quality of life in our community.

Our Department works constantly to improve efficiencies through the use of the problem-oriented policing philosophy, effective technological strategies and cutting edge innovative approaches, in order to provide services in the most professional manner. Some of our recent innovations include the utilization of license plate recognition technology as geo-fencing, the implementation of an offender-focused domestic violence initiative and predictive crime mapping.

I am very proud of the members of the Hollywood Police Department and encourage you to further explore their great work on our website or social media. In closing, please become involved in bettering your community by supporting our police officers or by volunteering.

- Chief Tomas Sanchez

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JAG Funding


The Hollywood Police Department has historically used this funding source to enhance our technology and equipment capabilities. We will be utilizing the new JAG funding for the purpose area of law enforcement equipment – specifically to enhance mobile technological capabilities.

For more information, please click on this link: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)