Police


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The Hallandale Beach Police Department will be a fully accredited, proactive police agency which is dedicated to the concept of community policing. We shall partner with our community and businesses to provide a safe environment which will instill confidence from our citizens, thereby promoting growth and community advancement.

Key Accomplishment

https://hallandalebeachfl.gov/1579/Public-Safety-Initiatives

  • Development of Quadrant Safety Board - a community group that meets monthly with police to discuss quality of life issues and crime.
  • ShotSpotter - installation of a gunshot detection system in high violent crime areas.
  • License Plate Readers Cameras - installation of tag readers covering the exits and entrances in the City.
  • Public Safety Cameras - 49 CCTV Cameras installed in high crime neighborhoods.
  • Data Driven Policing - PD hired an additional crime analyst to utilize crime data to better prepare crime fighting strategies and inform officers of crime in the areas where they patrol.
  • Stray Dog Policy – PD is in the process of implementing new guidelines to better address found animals. The goal is to expeditiously process the animals and ensure the animal receive care under the least stress.
  • Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) – PD is starting a pilot program with the BSO RTCC. The RTCC utilizes crime fighting technology such as LPRs, ShotSpotter, social media tracking software, Drones, etc., to provide vital information to officers responding to calls for service. The RTCC also aids detectives to develop evidence and leads for violent crimes investigations.
  • Community Relations Specialists (CRS) – The PD hired a CRS to address issues of quality of life, such as homelessness, graffiti, illegal dumping, etc., within the CRA. The CRS will develop community ties to help bridge the gap between police and citizens.
  • PD Fence – The PD is building a fence around a portion of the municipal complex parking lot. This fence will provide police with a secure area to load vehicles and store police equipment.
  • Police Management Review - the PD underwent a third-party review of the structure and operations.
  • Rebranded the Police Department to include vehicle design and patch re-design.
  • Equipment Upgrades - in the last two years, PD has replaced or is in the process of replacing its firearms (handgun/long guns), tasers, body-worn cameras, expanded batons, shields, and defibrillators, that were past their useful life.
  • Vehicle Upgrades – PD replaced its aging fleet of vehicles by adding 13 Teslas for detectives and 48 interceptors for road patrol. The vehicle upgrade provides for more reliable police operations while reducing the department’s carbon footprint.
  • Active Killer Training – PD has completed Active Killer Training, which was held at the Hallandale HS. The training is to prepare officers on how to effectively respond and expedite care for the victims of these horrific events.
  • Reconfiguration of the Citywide Parking Permit to include business parking permit and updated hourly rates and expanded enforcement capabilities.
  • PD acquired its 5th re-accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc.
  • Police Athletic League (PAL) at Foster Park – PAL has officially moved into Foster Park to provide additional programs and activities. PAL will provide classes and resources for all ages, including reading sessions, chess clubs, job readiness courses, etc. The Grand Opening was held on May 20th with a successful turnout.

Community Events –

  • National Night Out Event at Gulfstream Park
  • National Coffee with a Cop Event at Starbucks
  • Organized the POTUS visit at OB Johnson Park and Gulfstream Park
  • PAL Texas Hold’em Fundraiser at Big Easy Casino
  • St. Matthews Catholic Church 5th Annual Safety & Wellness Fair
  • Thanksgiving Turkey giveaway at Gulfstream Academy with Fenstersheib
  • Participated in Gulfstream Safety Night
  • Shop with Cop at Foster Park with PAL of Hallandale Beach
  • Back-to-School Haircut Event with Fenstersheib
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Parade Celebration

Enhance Community Partnership by attending Communities Meetings

  • January 25 – Towers of Oceanview East Condo Association
  • February 13 – Hemispheres Condo Association
  • March 7 – Golden Towers Condo Association
  • March 22 – Civic Association Meeting “Stop the Shooting”
  • May 18 – Community Town Hall Meeting

Goals


  • Enclosure of the Police Parking Lot that allows secure storage for investigation and unmarked vehicle parking.
  • Conversion of all City Cameras to the Avigilon Camera Systemto create a centralized location that allows for the greatest investigative use.
  • Remodeling Men and Women’s bathroom to enhance cleanliness and aesthetics for staff.


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