Who We Are?
Emerald Hills West provides enhanced security staffed by a Hollywood Police private detail. This detail affords the neighborhood increased police presence and the ability to contact the patrolling officer directly. The patrolling officer carries a duty phone and a vacation log which allows them to identify unexpected activity and engage as appropriate. The Emerald Hills Security Enhancement District (The District) was created by the City Commission in order to fund the operation of the Detail. Please contact us and we will provide the phone number to all confirmed homeowners.
Who to contact:
Emergency: Hollywood Police advise that in case of an emergency, you should call 9-1-1!!
Neighborhood safety concern:
During patrol hours – contact the Officer on Detail. If the officer is available and on patrol, s/he will answer your call directly.
Outside of patrol hours – contact the Emerald Hills Neighborhood Team Leader or Detail Manager
NTL and DM contact info.
Questions about the District: Contact the Board at [email protected]
The Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District is governed by a Board of neighborhood homeowners appointed by the City of Hollywood Commission. The Board meets on a monthly basis. Please refer to the Agendas & Minutes for the schedule of future meetings and minutes from previous meetings. About EHSED provides additional background on the District. If you have any questions for the Board – please contact us at [email protected]
Benefits of EHSED
For only $250 dollars a year, residents of Emerald Hills get a much greater level of security and protection. The funds are primarily used to pay off-duty Hollywood Police Officers for a private detail.
Learn more how the Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District benefits you and your family by clicking below.
WHAT IS EHSED?
The Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District was established on August 30, 2017, by City Ordinance 2017-13 pursuant to F.S. Chapter 189.
WHAT IS THIS BILL?
The District is responsible for all costs and resources to establish and operate enhanced security measures. There were startup costs and time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The District provides the funding and operation of an off-duty Hollywood Police security detail that patrols within the boundaries of the District.
In Memory of Officer Yandy Chirino
Officer Yandy Chirino, 28, began working at the Hollywood Police Department in 2017. He died on duty faithfullly protecting our neighborhood. We will honor his memory forever and thank him for his service.
“Our home was robbed during the day in June of 2016. Thankfully we were not home. Our alarm was not armed due to workers just leaving the house. The perpetrator was seen on some neighbors video walking down the street. The next day, our hired patrol (off duty Hollywood Police) noticed someone of a similar description walking in the neighborhood again. They approached him and asked for his ID. They had to let him go, but ran a check of his name against recent activity in pawn shops. We were called down to the pawn shop he visited locally and recovered a good portion of our belongings. He was arrested that night and is currently in jail for his crimes. Thanks to the patrol, we were able to catch him and prevent any further losses in our neighborhood. “