Programs

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. 

​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. 
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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. 

Youth Crime Watch (YCW) 


​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. 

​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. 

​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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