BEAT (Business Effort against Theft)
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
For more information please contact Officer Sandra Harris at email@example.com
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
Neighborhood Crime Watch
Police Athletic League (PAL)
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 CardThe 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.
Volunteers In Police Service
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.
Parking Enforcement Specialists (PES)
Certified volunteers educate the general public and enforce parking codes within the City of Hallandale Beach. Volunteers are trained to enforce the applicable codes, use the necessary observational skills, and use the Police Radio.
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.