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If the citizen wishes to make a claim, the citizen will be instructed that within three business days they must:
1. Place the Department on notice by contacting the Department's Property and Evidence Unit.
2. Pay a $25 deposit to the Department's Central Records to cover the cost of transportation, storage and publication notice. Such deposit will be reimbursed to the citizen by the rightful owner if they reclaim the property.
In felony cases, the Probable Cause Affidavit, reports and statements are forwarded by the Hollywood Police Department’s Case Filing Unit to the State Attorney’s Office. The State Attorney’s Office determines which cases they will prosecute.
Copies of police reports can be obtained at the Police Departments Records Section located at 3250 Hollywood Boulevard. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm excluding holidays and weekends. The cost of a police report is $.15 cents per page, or 20 cents for a double sided copy. Certified copies of reports are $1 per page. If extensive research is needed to complete a request, additional fees will apply.
Only those individuals involved in a crash, or their agent can obtain a copy of the crash report within 60 days of the crash date. An affidavit will be required to obtain such report.
Contact the Special Operations Division of the Hollywood Police Department3250 Hollywood Blvd.Ph: 954.967.4456
Evidentiary items related to crimes other than capital felonies will be disposed of after the final disposition of the courts; as outlined within the Florida State Statutes relating to evidence retention.
You may assign another person to retrieve your property with a notarized letter of authorization and photo identification. The letter must be addressed to the Hollywood Police Department Property Unit and include:
Complaint Process:All complaints will be accepted by the Internal Affairs Unit and can be received in person, by letter, by complaint form, by telephone, or by e-mail. Anonymous complaints are also accepted. The Office of the Chief of Police will review all complaints and a determination will be made to assign the complaint to the appropriate Division Major or the Internal Affairs Unit for investigation. Following a thorough and impartial investigation, a disposition will be rendered based on all available factual information. The complainant will be contacted at the completion of the investigation, and will have an opportunity to discuss the disposition of the complaint.
Step 1: You may contact the Hollywood Police Internal Affairs Unit at 954.967.4398, by email to IA@hollywoodfl.org
Step 2: Complaints can be documented on a Complaint Intake Form. Forms are located in the lobby of Police Headquarters.
Step 3: Completed Complaint Intake Forms may be hand-delivered to any On-Duty Supervisor, hand-delivered to the Public Information Desk in the lobby of Police Headquarters, mailed or faxed to the number included on the Complaint Intake Form, or emailed to IA@hollywoodfl.org.
Complaints can also be submitted via our online Complaint Intake Form available on the Internal Affairs website. Click the Internal Affairs website link below.
You must print, fill out, then mail, fax or hand-deliver the form to:
Hollywood Police Department Internal Affairs Unit 3250 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, Florida 33021 954.967.4398 (Internal Affairs Unit) 954.967.4313 (Fax)
Step 4: You may at any time speak with an On-Duty Supervisor to initiate a complaint on any Member of the Police Department by contacting 954.764.4357. Step 5: Upon receipt of the complaint, you will be contacted by the investigating Supervisor or the Internal Affairs Unit. At this step you may be requested to provide a sworn statement(s), produce any evidence of allegations and/or discuss the complaint in detail. Internal Affairs
Countywide background checks are available at 2600 Broward Boulevard. Their contact number is 954.831.8700.
A Level II background check is available through the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Their contact number is 754.703.2000.
Full background checks for State of Florida are available through the State. Their contact information is 850.410.8109.