The Town of Hollywood Park Police Department welcomes you and wants to provide you with all of the pertinent information that is appropriate for us to provide. We hope the information that you receive will suit your needs and answer any questions that you may have concerning our agency, crime prevention, community service activities, and other police related matters.
The Town of Hollywood Park is proud to have a highly professional, educated, well trained staff of officers to ensure the safety and well-being of all Hollywood Park residents. Each officer takes great pride in his duties and service to this community.
Police Department Mission Statement
“The mission of the Hollywood Park Police Department is the protection of life and property, the preservation of public peace and community oriented enforcement of the laws. To accomplish our mission we dedicate ourselves to service with care and compassion, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence”.
Chief of Police Shad Prichard
Chief Prichard hails from west Texas, mainly the Odessa/Midland area. Chief Prichard joined the military in 1997 and was accepted in the Military Intelligence Corps as a counterintelligence special agent. During that time Chief Prichard served in operations in Bosnia, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Chief Prichard left the military with over 25 ribbons and citations including four Army Commendations, three achievement medals, three good conduct medals and the outstanding military volunteer service medal.
In 2005 Chief Prichard left the service and joined the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol corporal. Chief Prichard rose through the ranks to Lieutenant over Patrol and Criminal Investigations and also obtained his detention officer certification. In 2012 Chief Prichard joined the Hollywood Park Police Department as a patrol Sergeant. After the retirement of Chief Kwiecien in August the Mayor set up an independent review panel consisting of tenured law enforcement professionals to review and interview possible candidates for Chief. Chief Prichard was selected by this panel and was appointed the new Chief of Police at the November 19th city council meeting.
Along with his law enforcement and military experience Chief Prichard holds a degree in criminal justice and is pursuing a degree in public administration. Chief Prichard holds a Master Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Chief Prichard is also the recipient of many law enforcement awards including the VFW Law Enforcement Gold Medal Award for the state of Texas.
Chief Prichard has also held numerous leadership positions in the community to include being a board member of the Salvation Army and Vice-Commander of VFW Post 688.
During his acceptance speech at city council Chief Prichard introduced his wife and two daughters. Chief Prichard then thanked the uniform officers for their service and comment to the citizens of Hollywood Park and vowed to provide leadership and support in the future. Chief Prichard expressed his commitment to service and assured the citizens he would increase the presence of uniform patrol in the neighborhoods and instill a renewed since of pride and professionalism in the police department.
Chief Prichard expressed his gratitude and thanked the Mayor and City Council for the opportunity to be a leader in the great town of Hollywood Park.
News and updates
January 27, 2014
The Hollywood Park Police Department is proud to announce the addition of Officer Jennifer Pineda. Officer Pineda is a native of San Antonio and five year veteran of Law Enforcement. Prior to joining Hollywood Park Pd Officer Pineda was employed by Hill Country Village PD. We are fortunate to have Officer Pineda on the force and look forward to working with her this upcoming year.
Also we want to congratulate Detective Cline who received an Police Commendation for his efforts in several vehicle burglary cases and was able to recover over $10,000.00 in property. Detective Cline worked with SAPD and surrounding agencies and was able to make several arrest. We are extremely proud of his efforts and dedication to the citizens of Hollywood Park.
December 09, 2013
New crime map. We are starting a new program to keep our residents updated on crime. The link below will take you to a map that shows recent property crime by location. Click on the link or cut and past the link into your browser.
http://batchgeo.com/map/a31c5cbe619100a7222c8538138e7fa8 (residential burglaries)
http://batchgeo.com/map/09cefd3108a0a27962c8d099cf4e05e0 (vehicle burglaries)
http://batchgeo.com/map/b4098cd0fcd1988b92d9a9b7455cf5c4 (business burglaries)
From Mayor Ortega:
”The holiday season is upon us and it seems that everyone is taking advantage of the opportunity to market for your Christmas generosity, including door-to-door solicitors. As a reminder, IT IS ILLEGAL for any solicitor or canvasser to enter the property of a private residence in Hollywood Park, unless invited to do so by the owner.
As you read in Chief Prichard’s recent newsletter, the town’s police force has increased its drive to deter all criminal activity, including solicitors. This task is made easier when residents notify the police of suspected illegal activity. If you are approached by a solicitor or canvasser, please immediately report the event to the Police Administrative Assistant, Gena Phelan, at (210)494-2023, ext. 235″.
Going out of town?
If you are going out of town and want to request extra patrols in your area please complete the out of town form and return it to the police department. You can email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it by in person.
Click here to download the form: OUT OF TOWN FORM pdf
Currently there are “No” openings for the position of police officer however we accept applications year around. Should an opening become available we will compile a list of applicants and post the openings on our webpage. Please see the below requirements before you submit your application. Please note the Hollywood Park Police Department does not have a Reserve Officer Program.
Minimum qualifications that apply to all applicants for the position of Police Officer and applicants must meet the following:
- Age of 21
- High School graduate or GED
- Pass a written examination
- Pass physical agility test
- Pass an oral interview
- Pass a background investigation
- Pass a physical examination, psychological screening, and drug test.
Applications can be picked up in person at the Police Department or requested by email. Please contact Chief Shad Prichard at email@example.com or at 210-494-3575 for more information.
IMPORTANT POLICE CONTACT NUMBERS
FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 911
NON EMERGENCY POLICE DISPATCH 210-491-9439
CHIEF SHAD PRICHARD 210-494-3575 EXT. 227 OR BY EMAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org