BEAT (Business Effort against Theft) 

The BEAT program is a registration program for businesses listing the name of the owner, any illnesses, contact persons and telephone numbers in case of emergencies at the business location. The information is entered by decal number into a computer at the Police Station for easy access in emergencies. 

Bias-Based Policing

The inappropriate consideration of specified characteristics while enforcing the law or providing police services. Specified characteristics includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnic background, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, age, disability, political status, or any other legally protected characteristics.     


It is the policy of the HBPD to patrol in a proactive manner, to vigorously pursue the investigation of suspicious persons and circumstances, and to actively enforce the law while insisting that citizens will only be stopped or detained when there exists reasonable suspicion to believe a violation of the law has been, is being, or is about to be committed. Citizens having contact with agency personnel shall be treated in a fair, impartial, bias-free, and objective manner, in accordance with law, and without consideration of specified characteristics as defined in this policy. Any member or personnel who witness or who are aware of instances of biased policing shall report the incident to a supervisor. Also, where appropriate, personnel are encouraged to intervene at the time the biased policing incident occurs without fear of retaliation or any such behavior.


Any person may file a complaint with the Department if they feel they have been subjected to bias-based policing. No person shall be discouraged, intimidated, or coerced from filing such a complaint, or discriminated against because they have filed such a complaint. All complaints of bias-based policing shall be investigated by the Office of Internal Affairs.  Complaints may be filed in person, by mail or by telephone. 

Contact Internal Affairs (954) 457-1416

​Citizens Police Academy

The Hallandale Beach Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy is a 12-week series of classes designed to educate the public about police operations within the city of Hallandale Beach. Learn about the various specialized units (K-9, Patrol Operations, Crime Scene, Detective Bureau, SWAT, Marine Patrol, etc.) and what training is needed to become a police officer. A Ride-Along program is also available to qualified participants allowing them to ride with an officer during a regular patrol shift. Upon completion of the program, a certificate of completion will be issued. The Citizens’ Police Academy is open to anyone over the age of 18. In addition, consent for a background check is required prior to admission into the program.

For more information please contact Officer Sandra Harris at

Crime Prevention 



The Police Department has on staff Crime Prevention Practitioners (CPP's) as certified by the Florida State Attorney General’s Office, to conduct free crime prevention inspections to Hallandale Beach businesses and/or residential properties. CPP's also schedule crime prevention presentations for groups for topics such as; frauds, scams, pedestrian safety, bank security, workplace violence, auto theft prevention, robbery prevention, business and retail theft, construction site security, hotel/motel security, etc. 
For more information visit: 

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) 

​The D.A.R.E. Program provides educational programs to elementary school aged youth. School Resource Officer (SRO) Michael English presents a 15 to 45 minute presentation to each of the classes at Hallandale Elementary School about the misuse of drugs, personal safety, and violence. 
For more information visit the Official D.A.R.E. Website

​Neighborhood Crime Watch 

​The Neighborhood Crime Watch Program is made up of citizens organized by neighborhoods, educated about crime prevention and trained to report suspicious or criminal activities to the Police Department. Meetings are open to the public and held on the first Wednesday of each month at a time and location to be announced. 
​The Community Relations Coordinator, serves as liaison and will answer questions about participation in the program and scheduled dates and locations of meetings. He can be reached at (954) 457-1644. 

Police Athletic League (PAL) 

PAL provides affordable youth crime prevention programs that utilize educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth and provide a safe and secure environment for the residents in our community. PAL offers overlapping sports to offer a greater appeal to its residents throughout the calendar year and will continue to seek new programs for the community. PAL provides economic assistance to residents of the City of Hallandale Beach through an established Economic Assistance Grant Program. PAL gathers report cards/progress reports from all participants and compile data as per the City of Hallandale Beach Resolution number 2008-03, which states each participant must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Any participant that does not meet the requirement is given information on afterschool/tutorial programs and follows up with their participation and progress.

Click here for more information on the PAL program.

​Police Explorers 

​The Police Explorers Program is a volunteer program developed for youths between the ages of 14 and 21, enabling youths to learn about becoming a police officer. Youths study police codes, state statutes, and volunteer to work in the Police Department completing community service hours. They may advance through ranks, starting as an Explorer and advancing to Sergeant, Lieutenant or Captain. Volunteer police officers oversee the program.
​The Police Explorers Program works with teens and young adults by allowing them to work with law enforcement and other community advisers in a serious, regimented atmosphere where the students can demonstrate their personal initiative. The program offers young adults the opportunity to learn and experience lawful citizenship participating side-by-side with certified Hallandale Beach Police Officers in ongoing training and community service projects. 
​Explorers receive training in basic law enforcement. They may have the opportunity to demonstrate their learned skills while competing against other Explorer programs throughout the county, state and/or nation during training seminars. 
​Upon successful completion of the Explorer’s Academy, eight hours in the dispatch center, a valid Florida driver’s license and other requirements, an Explorer may participate in the ride-along program (active duty with a police officer). The explorer’s most important job will be to use his/her learned skills to serve their community and its citizens in a positive manner. Explorers must uphold high standards of paramilitary discipline, respect, honor and dedication to excellence in all areas of their lives. 
​Explorers who complete their training participate in a variety of community policing projects including child fingerprinting, school safety seminars and crime prevention programs. They can also assist in various law enforcement details such as traffic control, etc. Explorers 16 years old and older may be scheduled to ride with a police officer from Uniformed Patrol during a normal shift period. 
​Law Enforcement Explorers must commit time to the program and to the assistance of Hallandale Beach Police Officers. They must achieve and maintain satisfactory school grades and must make a conscientious effort to stay out of trouble. Candidates under the age of 18 must have the approval and cooperation of a parent or guardian. 
​Police Explorers also have fun together. Besides the competitions with other Explorers around the state, they schedule fundraising activities to pay for an annual canoe and camping trip. 

LGBTQ Safe Place 

The City of Hallandale Beach and the Hallandale Beach Police Department are committed to the safety of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/ Questioning (LGBTQ) residents and visitors. The mission of the HBPD Safe Place Initiative, originally founded by Seattle Police Department, is to provide the LGBTQ community with easily accessible safety information and safe places throughout the city they can turn to if they are the victims of crime. Through the Safe Place Initiative, HBPD provides decals to local businesses and other organizations for those entities to post as a symbol of safety for the victims of LGBTQ crime. 

Click here for more information on the Safe Place Initiative.
To participate, register your business/organization. 

The Wallet Card

The Wallet Card Project is a project of The Disability Independence Group, Inc. that was designed in collaboration with The Coral Gables Police Department (CGPD), and The University of Miami Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. (UM-NSU CARD).

The wallet card is a tool to be used by a teenager or an adult with a disability. Currently, cards for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or intellectual disabilities have been developed.

If you are interested, in getting a wallet card, please watch this video. This will explain how to use the wallet card, when to use the wallet card, and give you tips on how to safely interact with law enforcement and first responders.

Once you have watched the video, click here to fill out the form, and a customized wallet card will be made for you. Answers to the most common questions about the Wallet Card and how to order and use the Wallet Card are available here.

Safe Exchange Zone

The City of Hallandale Beach’s Police Department recognizes that residents may be wary of meeting strangers or even people that they know. The Safe Exchange Zone was established by city’s Police Department to enhance community safety, help reduce crime, and diminish circumstances that could lead to disruptive issues. 

Located in the Police Department’s Lobby at 400 S. Federal Highway, the Safe Exchange Zone is an area where residents can meet for events, such as transactions for the sale of online goods, meeting peacefully to schedule parental custody, or conducting short business.

Youth Crime Watch

The YCW program is for youth ages 11 through 14, designed to help build positive values and motivation toward responsible actions through an array of youth-initiated and youth-led activities. The activities are encouraged to help youth capitalize on their inherent desire to do well in school, be respected and to succeed in life. Leadership and guidance are provided to discourage crime and the use or sale of drugs. 

Visit Youth Crime Watch of Florida for more information.

Volunteers In Police Service 

The Hallandale Beach Police Department's VIPS program consists of four separate programs implemented to provide a cost effective resource of additional manpower for the Police Department and to provide citizens an opportunity to utilize their abilities and skills for the betterment of the community through volunteer work. 

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, submit a written application, be willing to submit to a background check and criminal history, have no criminal record, be in reasonably good health with their own health insurance, have a valid Florida drivers license, and be willing to sign a hold-harmless agreement. The four programs are: 


Volunteers for Administrative Assignments (VAA)

allows citizens to provide part-time assistance to full-time police personnel with case closures, computer entry of parking tickets, help in reception area providing information to the public, records destruction, and other such general duties. 

Citizens Observer Patrol Program (COPP) 

allows citizens to take an active part in crime prevention in their own neighborhoods by becoming the eyes and ears of the Police Department. Volunteers are trained to recognize and report suspicious persons and activities. 

Traffic Monitoring Team (TMT) 

 Volunteers are trained to educate the general public about compliance with posted speed limits within the City of Hallandale Beach. Volunteers are also trained to set up and take down the SMART traffic radar units. 

If you would like to volunteer or obtain additional information, please contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator at 954-457-1400. To apply, complete the Volunteer Application Form and submit. 

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