Holmes Beach Police Department

  • Agency: Holmes Beach Police Department
  • Address: 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 34217 FL
  • Chief: Jay Romine (Chief of Police)
Phone: (941) 708-5807
Fax: (941) 708-5812

Holmes Beach Police Department is located at 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 34217 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Jay Romine. The Holmes Beach Police Department phone number is (941) 708-5807.

Holmes Beach Police Department News

Vacation Rental Ordinance update meeting on Nov. 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the City commission chambers.

A big THANK YOU, to this group of volunteers, who came out to the beach this morning to do a beach clean up! We had not planned one, but these volunteers organized it on their own time and came out and did a great job.

Thank you to everyone who donated. Here is where your donations went.

Please welcome Officer Walker's daughter, Kinsley, to our family. Mom, Dad and baby are doing great!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Hurricane Michael relief. The deadline to drop off supplies is tomorrow morning. We will let you know of any future needs. Thanks again.

The Holmes Beach Police has partnered with Manatee County Search and Rescue to be a drop off location for goods to be transported to the panhandle. You can also drop them off at the following Beef O'Brady's locations: 8913 US-301 N Parrish 1795 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton 4286 53rd ave E ( corner of Lockwood ridge and 70) Items requested include: Duct tape Tarps Cleaning supplies Little kid toys Clothes Underwear Socks Shoes BDU’s Typical nonperishable items Diapers Personal hygiene/feminine products They are in desperate need of clothes like t-shirts, underwear, socks, and shoes. The first responders there need pants and boots. Any help would be appreciated. The group plans to take the goods to the panhandle this coming weekend Thanks in advance for your support. William L. Tokajer Chief of Police

Sand bags are available at City Hall and the Police Department for Holmes Beach residents. We may experience a 2-4 foot storm surge on top of the high tide. Remember to turn around don't drown if you come across some flood waters.

On Monday/Tuesday October 8th and 9th, the Water will be shut off from 10:30 PM until 6:00 AM from the 3200 Blk of East Bay Dr., south to Cortez Road. A boil water notice will be in effect for 24-48 hours.

A message from the Chief: As I watch this election season come upon us, I do so with disbelief as to the way this city’s police and code officers are again the target for attacks. They work extremely hard to keep this city safe and should be applauded for their actions to protect Holmes Beach residents and visitors. I believe the Holmes Beach Police Department and its police and code officers should be recognized for its proactive actions: distributing window clings and informative security fliers, as well as personally knocking on doors in the target areas, reminding people they are vacationing in a residential area and that noise should be kept to a respectful level. I believe facts support our actions and people are seeing a positive difference in their neighborhoods — a remarkable decrease in calls for service in the targeted area. In one year the outreach program has shown a decrease in calls for service of 75 percent. This outreach program is working! Through proactive, high visibility policing, the HBPD has reduced crime, while increasing traffic enforcement and arrests, including high profile arrests, such as the recent home invasion burglary and attack of a resident. UCR 2012: 152 Crimes reported UCR 2017: 60 Crimes reported a decrease of 60 percent. Arrests made 2012: 121 Arrests made 2017: 400 an increase of 230 percent. Traffic enforcement 2012: 406 citations issued Traffic enforcement 2017: 1033 citations issued an increase of 154 percent. Some say Holmes Beach is a little sleepy town with no crime. And yes, almost all of Holmes Beach residents are wonderful law-abiding citizens, but we also have unwelcome visitors. This is evident in the increase in arrests of from 121 in 2012 to 400 arrests in 2017 — a 230 percent increase in five years. Holmes Beach is increasingly becoming a very popular place to live and vacation, which results in the city being an ideal target for criminals. The Holmes Beach Police Department has implemented and improved community outreach with National Night Out, Coffee with a Cop, Rascal program, RADKids, a self-empowerment for kids program, House watch program, and joint functions with other agencies. For a small department, I’m proud of our accomplishments. It’s my hope that this election year, we all look at the positive advancements that have been accomplished in a very short period, and avoid “calling out” easy targets, the hard-working professionals that proudly serve as members of the Holmes Beach Police department and code enforcement. William L. Tokajer Holmes Beach Chief of Police

Can you identify this person? Case # 2018-711

Can you identify this person. Theft case # 2018-0711.

Theft case # 2018-0711

Can you identify this person? Theft case # 2018-0711. The theft happened on Wednesday night/ Thursday morning, 09/27/2018 around 1230 in the morning.

The big red bus will be at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd. Give hope and donate blood!

***suspects have been identified and arrested*** Grand theft case #2018-0665

@@@ Updated@@@ suspects have been identified and arrested......If anyone can identify these subjects, please contact Detective Sergeant Hall at 941-708-5807. Vehicle is two tone with running boards and oversized rims.

Here is some information for the businesses that have been impacted by the red tide.

Drive Sober or get pulled over. Remember we are out there checking... Click it or Ticket. It's the law.

If you volunteered with the beach clean-up and did not get a T-Shirt, please contact code enforcement for your shirt! 941-708-5800 ext. 247.

Drive sober or get pulled over.

We will be doing another beach clean up on Monday at 8:00 am. If you would like to volunteer, please call code enforcement at 708-5800 ext. 247. We will be meeting at the 52 street beach. Thank you.

The 2018 national enforcement mobilization "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" goes into effect across the country from Wednesday, August 17 to September 3, 2018. One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes (drunk driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country. Please Buckle Up and Drive Sober....it's the law.