Hallandale Beach, Florida

Hallandale Beach officer and motorcycle

Hallandale Beach Badge and Patch

Site LE Agency
Hallandale Beach Police Department

Site Researcher
Florida International University Department of Public Policy and Administration

Site Focus
Gun and Violent Crime

SPI Strategy
Community policing and technology implementation

Site Cohort
2019

Site Profile
Small urban area of 4.22 sq. miles with a population of 39,940

Project Overview

The Hallandale Beach Police Department and Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency partnered to strengthen the Public Safety Program through technological innovations and meaningful community policing. The Public Safety Strategy is designed to promote community involvement, take advantage of technological improvements in modern policing, and harness existing resources to better redesign a smarter and safer living environment for the residents, as well as businesses and visitors to the City of Hallandale Beach. The Hallandale Beach Public Safety Program will create a safer city for residents, businesses and visitors through community partnerships, intelligence-led policing, and technological innovation and environmental design. The Hallandale Beach SPI will aim to reduce violent crime through implementing community safety boards, installing new technology such as cameras and license plate readers, and creating an intelligence unit.

Data Highlight

  • In 2017 and 2018, Hallandale Beach experienced a 34 percent and 55 percent greater rate of robberies per population, respectively, than nearby City of Hollywood.  In the same comparison, the Hallandale Beach suffered a 55 percent greater rate of aggravated assaults per population, in both 2017 and 2018 (UCR Reports). 
  • In 2017 and 2018, most crime incidents occurred in the northern part of Hallandale Beach, accounting less than one square mile which is less than 25 percent of the size of the city.
  • In 2017 and 2018, of the 48 shooting incidents in the City of Hallandale Beach all but four occurred within the northern part of the City.