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Office of the Chief
The Office of the Chief serves to ensure all divisions adhere to the overall goals and objectives of the Department, and to provide administrative and managerial oversight of four divisions and the two Safe Neighborhood Districts and all their activities within the Hallandale Beach Police Department: Office of the Chief, Administrative Operations, Uniformed Patrol, Investigative Services, the Golden Isles and Three Island Safe Neighborhood Districts.
The Office is also responsible for development of new programs and projects. Administrative and managerial functions are coordinated by the Chief of Police, aided by the command staff. Liaison is maintained with the City Commission through the City Manager.
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Major Sonia Quinones is the Commander of Administrative Operations. Soris Garcia is the Records/Communications Supervisor. This division provides the support services to the department, and their main phone number is (954) 457-1400.
Responsible for enforcing the traffic laws within the City. The officers are well trained and certified in the investigation of traffic homicides and other vehicular accidents. They are responsible for maintaining a safe traffic flow throughout the City.
Police Officers and their K-9 partners are responsible for tracking criminals and detecting narcotics. These specialized teams also assist other Police agencies when requested.
These specialized officers are trained by the U.S. Coast Guard to patrol the City’s waterways to educate the public and regulate marine laws. The Unit conducts vessel safety inspections, cites and/or warns boaters for violations, investigates boating accidents, and conducts joint operations with other local agencies, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs.
The unit includes the School Resource Officers, Parks Police, Public Information and Community Relations Programs such as Neighborhood Crime Watch, Youth Crime Watch, Crime Prevention Surveys, Police Explorers, PAL Program, Community Police Academy and numerous other programs listed and described on our HBPD Programs Section.
This unit also has Crime Prevention Practitioners trained and certified by the Florida Attorney General’s Office available to do free crime prevention surveys of a business or a private residence. To request an appointment for a free crime prevention survey, please make a request of the Community Relations Coordinator at (954) 457-1644.
Responsible for the final presentation of the department's annual budget, administration of petty cash, coordinating with vendors, overseeing payroll entries, upkeep of the facility and also serves as Records Custodian.
Responsible for processing all municipal and traffic citations, coordinating Police Officers' court appearances, and filing misdemeanor arrest cases. The Court Liaison can be reached at (954) 457-1441.
Responsible for assisting the public at the Reception Desk, taking complaints, fulfilling public records requests, providing fingerprint services, and operating the teletype. The Reception Desk can be reached at (954) 457-1400.
Administers evidence and property including their destruction according to State of Florida laws. Property Management can be reached at (954) 457-1444.
Responsible for purchasing, distributing and storing supplies for the department. Purchasing can be reached at (954) 457-1415.
Responsible for maintaining, processing and disposing of police records in accordance with state and local laws. Records can be reached at (954) 457-1400.
You may order copies of records on-line if you wish. Go to this link:
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Major Stuart Shook is the Commander of the Uniformed Patrol Division. This division is the largest, consisting of three shifts of officers to cover the entire city 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Major Shook can be reached at 954-457-1445.
Officers are responsible for responding to all dispatched calls-for-service and crimes in progress. They are responsible for initial criminal investigations, preservation and processing of crime scenes. These officers provide mutual aid to surrounding communities and assist the State Attorney’s Office with the prosecution of criminals.
Officers are dispatched when requested and available to patrol an area on bicycles. Officers are encouraged to become acquainted with residents and businesses to recognize persons who may be “out of place” in their settings.
Community Service Aides
Twelve (12) Community Service Aides (CSA’s) are assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division working side-by-side with police officers to provide a high quality of service to the Hallandale Beach community. They are civilian employees of the police department whose responsibilities are to assist with non-emergency calls. They are trained in accident investigation and basic crime scene processing.
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Major Pedro Abut is the Commander of the Investigative Services Division (ISD). The Investigative Services Division is responsible for conducting the in-depth investigations leading to the apprehension and successful prosecution of felons. ISD Sergeants can be reached at (954) 457-1426.
Investigations & Cases
Detectives are specialized officers trained to take the information provided by the Patrol Officers, apply specialized resources and expertise to reach favorable disposition of each case. These cases, by their serious nature, require efforts in following up time-consuming leads that may take them into other law enforcement jurisdictions.
In capital felony cases, the Detective occasionally must travel to areas outside the City, Broward County, and the State of Florida. There are specialized units as follows:
Crimes Against Property
These Detectives are assigned investigations of crimes against real personal property such as, Grand Theft, Burglary, and Auto Theft. These crimes are rarely witnessed or have physical evidence available. Often Detectives are left with numerous cases having few solvability factors and much of their time is spent recovering property and seeking charges for possessing and/or dealing with stolen property.
Crimes Against Persons
Detectives in this unit conduct investigations involving physical crimes against people such as Homicide, Sexual Battery, Robbery, Kidnapping, and Assault. Detectives also follow-up on Domestic Violence arrests and investigations of computer crimes (such as internet use by pedophiles).
This is the investigation of white collar/economic crimes such as Fraud, Forgery, Embezzlement, Exploitation of the Elderly, and other financially motivated crimes.
Detectives in this unit investigate crimes involving juvenile suspects and victims. They investigate allegations of abuse and neglect related to juveniles and the elderly, and are responsible for investigating missing person cases. They coordinate efforts with the Department of Children and Families to provide counseling and/or assistance to families in need.
The Crime Analyst is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and distributing crime information to Department Detectives, Patrol Officers and the Chief’s Office. The analyst must analyze and detect patterns of activity, trends and movement of crime and refer this information to Detectives and supervisors for tactical and strategic planning.
The Crime Technicians are responsible for processing evidence, classifying and comparing latent fingerprints, and processing crime scene photographs. The work of this unit is paramount to the successful prosecution of offenders.
A Victim Advocate is also assigned to this division in order to assist crime victims with the emotional, physical and financial aftermath of a crime. Crime victims also have certain rights within the court system. There is a support group for victims of crime that meets at Hallandale Beach Police Department the 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information or assistance, Jill Fogel, Victim Advocate, can be reached at (954) 457-1431.
Vice, Intelligence & Narcotics Unit (VIN Unit)
The VIN unit gathers criminal intelligence information and disperses it to other appropriate law enforcement agencies and divisions within our own department.
VIN Detectives are also assigned to work with Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies in regional task force operations. These Task Forces investigate high level and international narcotics violations and criminal money laundering operations.
When illegal funds are seized from narcotics criminals, the division oversees the process by which the courts award the funds to law enforcement. The former drug money is then used by law enforcement to enhance police operations and lesson the tax burden for our citizens.
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Office of the Chief
Dwayne S. Flournoy, Police Chief - 954-457-1411
Miguel "Mike" Martinez, Assistant Police Chief - 954-457-1490
Michelle Dimitri, AOA IV - 954-457-1411
Evelyn Heath, Training Coordinator - 954-457-1464
Administrative Operations Division
Major Sonia Quinones - 954-457-1434
Captain Paul Robert - 954-457-1666
Reception Desk Information - 954-457-1400
Court Liaison - 954-457-1441
Guy Gustafson, Property/Evidence - 954-457-1444
Diana Mellides, Alarms Unit (Hours: 10 am to 4 pm, Tues-Thurs, or leave voice mail)
Uniformed Patrol Division
Major Stuart Shook - 954-457-1445
Captain Eddie Diaz - 954-457
Captain Donovan-Dabney - 954-457
Sergeant’s Office - 954-457-1445
Community Involvement Division
Community Policing Sergeant - 954-457-1448
Community Relations - 954-457-1644
PAL Program Coordinator - 954-457-1466
Investigative Services Division
Major Pete Abut
Captain Michel Michel - 954-457-1414
Sergeant Brian Hubbert - 954-457-1434
Sergeant Alan Hatch - 954-457-1418
Margarita Rey, AOA IV - 954-457-1424
Jill Fogel, Victim Advocate - 954-457-1431
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City of Hallandale Beach
400 South Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009