Message from the Chief of Police

On behalf of the 408 dedicated members of the Hollywood Police Department, 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. Our mission is to work in partnership with our community, providing innovative and effective policing to prevent crime and disorder.

Our Department embraces a community-based, problem-oriented policing philosophy. We use data-driven, pro-active policing strategies to: address chronic offenders, manage crime & disorder hotspots, and apply a wide range of crime preventative measures.

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 


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)


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

Administrative Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

For emergencies, Call 911
For non-emergency Police or Fire, call 954.764.HELP (4357) 
Police emergency response remains 24/7