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About Hollywood:

Hollywood, Florida, the "Diamond of the Gold Coast," was incorporated on November 28, 1925. The new "City" was approximately 640 acres and the first Police Department employed 10 sworn Officers. Today, the second largest City in Broward County, Hollywood covers 28 square miles.

The City that was founded by Joseph Young as a tourist mecca, has maintained that image through the years. Our year round population of 133,000 residents increases to 253,000 during the winter months. In addition to the population infusion, we serve Port Everglades; one of the largest deep water ports in the United States, have 6 miles of beach front, 40+ parks.

6 miles of beautiful beachfront
40+ parks
excellent medical facilities
low crime rate
cultural and sporting events
centralized location by land, air, rail and sea.
neighborhoods with unique character
business and light manufacturing
excellent education system
Port Everglades
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Why Join HPD:

The Police Department employs 337 sworn Officers and 263 non-sworn support personnel. Our Department handles an average of 131,000 calls for police service a year. To maintain the highest level of efficiency, we incorporate state of the art equipment with on-going innovative in-house training programs.
A law enforcement career with the Hollywood Police Department offers a challenging and exciting opportunity. We offer a full-service, professional Law Enforcement Agency and the experience of highly active policing in a dynamic community setting. This combination has created an environment for the men and women of the Hollywood Police Department to fully develop their individual potential as they grow toward meeting their personal and professional career goals.

Candidates for Police Officer are chosen from a competitive field of applicants based on test scores, video assessments, and a rigorous background investigation. Successful applicants attend a demanding 22 week Police Academy held at the Institute of Public Safety at Broward Community College.

The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits:
Take Home Car
Uniform Allowance - $600.00 to $900.00 annually
Call-Back to Duty Compensation
Private-Duty Detail Pay - $25.00-$30.00 per hour
Paid Court Overtime
Paid Stand-by Court time
Pension Contributions
Medical Insurance - Employee coverage $25.00 biweekly - Dependant coverage $50.00 biweekly
Dental Plan - with optional benefit levels
Wellness benefit to include routine physical, vision, hearing, prescriptive weight control and smoking cessation
Physical fitness program while on-duty, including a full-function gym in Headquarters which can be utilized by all employees either on-duty or off-duty.
Paid Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
Paid Training
Short-Term Disability
Full uniform & Equipment Issuance (body-armor & side arm provided)
Replacement Uniforms & Equipment
Bereavement Leave
Vacation - 1 to 7 years of service - 80 hours per year
Sick Leave - 8 hours per month
Paid Holidays - 13 per year to include employee's birthday
Paid Personal days - 1 per year
College Tuition Reimbursement program
Service Awards
Deferred Comp availability
Vested after 10 years of service.
3% retirement pay per year of service-for the 1st 20 years. 4% retirement pay per year of service-starting in the 21st year. Up to a maximum retirement pay of 88%. Percentage based on the average of the highest 3 years of salary during the time in service.
Eligible for full retirement after 25 years of service or upon reaching age 50.
Deferred Retirement Option Plan (D.R.O.P.) - members can continue to serve up to 5 years after retirement.
2% COLA.
Additional benefits for Special Assignments:
Detectives - 5% above base rate
Motorcycle Officers - 5% above base rate
Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Detectives - 5% above base rate
Officer assigned to the afternoon shift - 2.5% above base rate
Officer assigned to the midnight shift - 5% above base rate
Field Training Officer - 5% above base rate
*Benefits are subject to collective bargaining and as such, may be changed from time to time.

Specialized Units:
Criminal Investigations Division
Personnel Unit
Youth Services Section
Training & Professional Development Unit
K-9 Unit
Internal Affairs Unit
School Resource Officer
Traffic Enforcement
Motorcycle Unit
Marine Unit
Crime Suppression Unit
Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit
Accreditation Unit
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Hiring Process:

Salary Range: $38,721-$64,964
General duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.

REQUIREMENTS:

Be twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment.
Be a Citizen of the United States at the time of application.
Be a high school graduate from an accredited high school or have a GED.
Must have the ability to possess a valid Florida Driver's License by the time of employment.
Be a good moral character, have no felony convictions, and committed no incidents of violence.
Military discharge must not have been dishonorable.
EXAMINATION:
Candidates must take the Criminal Justice Basic Aptitude Test for Law Enforcement Officers (CJBAT) and receive a passing score of 70% or better. Candidates must also pass the physical agility test prior to their application being submitted. Applicant must submit official test scores to Human Resources before application will be accepted. Candidates must present documentation from the Criminal Justice Testing Center at Broward Community College Institute of Public Safety or any other state-wide acceptable testing institution indicating their passing score of each component with their application. Once application is accepted, applicant will have one week to submit the Personal History Statement booklet. Applicants will also be required to show proof of passing the swim test administered at PSI prior to completing probation.

The score on the CJBAT will establish your rank on the CITY'S CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY LIST. Your rank may change as we continuously take applications & update the eligibility list.

After passing the CJBAT written exam, you must complete a personal history statement and successfully pass the following: oral exam, video assessment test, voice stress analysis, psychological exam, medical exam, drug screen, background check and Command Staff review. Your application will remain on file for 6 months.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit a City of Hollywood Employment Application along with their passing score on the CJBAT and physical agility test. Applications can be obtained at Hollywood City Hall, Room 212, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard., Hollywood, FL 33020.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. At the discretion of the City Manager, a relative of an employee shall only be hired if the applicant is the top ranked candidate available on the eligibility list and it is in the best interest of the City.

NOTE: If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 and fill out a supplemental questionnaire at time of application to receive veteran's preference points.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.

The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.

FACTORS WHICH WILL DISQUALIFY YOUR APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY OF HOLLYWOOD'S POLICE DEPARTMENT

Prior to being considered for employment by the Hollywood police department, all applicants must successfully pass the following: a personal history booklet review (to include an extensive criminal history and driving record check); a video assessment test; a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (C.V.S.A.) exam; a psychological exam, a thorough background check; drug screening; and a medical exam. Failure to pass any one of these exams will render you disqualified from employment with the Police department.

The following are background disqualifiers according to the Police Department's established rules, regulations, policies and procedures. If your background meets any of these circumstances, do not apply. You will not be considered for employment with the city of Hollywood's police department.

Background disqualifiers (to include, but not limited to):

Five (5) or more traffic moving violations in the last five (5) years or a poor overall driving history.
TWO (2) OR more drivers' license suspensions in the last FIVE (5) years.
Any D.U.I. arrest and/or conviction in the last five (5) years.
Any ARREST AND/OR CONVICTION involving domestic violence issues.
Failure to disclose any traffic tickets, convictions, past employer information, or any other pertinent/relevant information in your background.
Recent use of any controlled substance.
If you have failed our background investigation or psychological exam (sworn only) in the past year.
If you have a dishonorable discharge from the military.

BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TESTING CENTER
AT THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC SAFETY
3501 DAVIE ROAD, BUILDING 22
DAVIE, FLORIDA 33314

TESTING CENTER TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND HOURS OF OPERATION
INFORMATION DESK 954- 201-6931 M-F 8 AM - 4PM
REGISTRATION DESK 954-201-6790 W-F 8:15 AM - 3PM

THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TESTING CENTER IS NOT A HIRING AGENCY, IT IS A TESTING CENTER FOR PERSONS WANTING TO ENTER LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITIONS IN BROWARD COUNTY. THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TESTING CENTER ADMINISTERS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE BASIC ABILITIES TEST (C.J. B.A.T.), BASIC MOTOR SKILLS TEST (AGILITY), AND SWIM TEST TO CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT IN COOPERATION WITH BROWARD COUNTY CHIEFS OF POLICE ASSOCIATION. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF REQUIRED TESTS MAY MAKE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION OF FURTHER EVALUATION BY PARTICIPATING AGENCIES.

REGISTRATION:
APPOINTMENTS ARE NOT NECESSARY FOR REGISTRATION. APPLICANTS MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR IN THE LOBBY AT THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC SAFETY, BUILDING 22, FROM 8:15 AM TO 3:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ONLY. AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION APPLICANTS MUST PRESENT A COMPLETED "REGISTRATION FORM" , A VALID PHOTO I.D., AND PAY APPROPRIATE FEES TO RECEIVE A REGISTRATION RECEIPT WITH AN IDENTIFICATION NUMBER TO BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR TEST APPOINTMENTS. THIS NUMBER WILL BE YOUR REFERENCE FOR ALL TESTING AND MUST BE PRESENTED FOR ENTRY TO ANY OF THE TEST SITES.

LAW ENFORCEMENT TESTING FEE:
FEES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT APPLICANTS ARE $55.00 AND INCLUDE TESTING FOR C.J.B.A.T., BASIC MOTOR SKILLS (AGILITY) AND SWIM TEST. FEES MUST BE PAID AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION BY CASH OR MONEY ORDER (PERSONAL CHECKS NOT ACCEPTED). FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

ALL TESTING MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE TESTING CENTER.

TESTING SCHEDULES:

C.J.B.A.T.
Wednesday 5:00 - 8:00 PM SIGN IN AT 4:15 PM
BASIC MOTOR SKILL (AGILITY TEST)
Monday 10:00 AM SIGN IN AT 9:15 AM
Monday 1:00 PM SIGN IN AT 12:15 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM SIGN IN AT 9:15 AM
AGILITY PRACTICE
(NO CHARGE FOR PRACTICE SESSIONS)
Thursday 4:00PM SIGN IN AT 3:45 PM
In order to better serve out-of-state applicants and those who travel from distant points in Florida, CJTC testing schedules will be modified - CJBAT will be administered each Monday at 4:00 PM. This modification will enable all non-local applicants to complete all testing on a single day.

FOLLOWING YOUR WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS, YOU MAY RECEIVE YOUR TEST RESULTS BY CALLING THE TESTING CENTER AT 954-201-6304 BETWEEN 9 AM AND 3PM ON THE APPROPRIATE DAY(S) INDICATED BELOW;

BAT SCORE RESULTS: ANY TUESDAY FOLLOWING YOUR WEDNESDAY EXAMINATION.

UPON REQUEST THE TESTING CENTER WILL ALSO PROVIDE PRINTED DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TEST SCORES AFTER YOU HAVE PASSED ALL OF THE NECESSARY TESTS.

THE C.J. B.A.T. TEST SCORES ARE VALID FOR TWO YEARS AND THE SWIM TEST NEVER EXPIRES ONCE YOU HAVE ACHIEVED A PASSING SCORE. THE BASIC MOTOR SKILLS TEST (AGILITY) SCORE IS VALID FOR SIX (6) MONTHS.

For Employment Information:
Hollywood Police Department
Personnel Unit
3250 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33021
954-967-4372
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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