It shall be the mission of the Hollywood Police Department to provide competent professional law enforcement services with a commitment to preserve and protect human life, property and the rights of all people in accordance with the constitution and the laws of the United States and State of Alabama. We are devoted to our profession and strive to maintain the highest level of public trust while developing our organization to meet the present and future needs of our diverse community. Through this effective partnership we will reduce the fear of crime and enhance the quality of life in Hollywood

We have designed this site because we believe strongly that the more you are informed and the more we build partnerships in our communities the better we will be at preventing and detecting crime, and reducing crime on our streets. Our staff is committed to enforcing all laws, deterring criminal activity, enhancing the quality of life, and making Hollywood a safer community for all people who live in Hollywood. I have deep respect for your concerns and opinions and I encourage your input.

I hope that you will visit our site often and look forward to hearing from each of you.
Chief Jason Hepler
Chief Hepler's Bio

  Hollywood's Police Chief Jason Hepler was born in Merrillville Indiana and was raised in Valparaiso Indiana. He moved to Alabama in 2000, then joined the United States Marine Corps in 2002 where he served as a Landing Support Specialist at Camp Pendleton Ca. He was then transferred to 1st Force Service Support Group, Brigade Service Support Group-1 where he worked in Legal administration and eventually became the Battalion Legal Chief, where he overseen the process of over 3,000 marines legal proceedings and criminal offenses. After being Honorably Discharged from the Marines, he began working at the Jackson County Jail where he served as a transport officer and a reserve deputy for the Sheriff's Department until he was hired by the Hollywood Police Department and completed the police academy at Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy at Jacksonville State University. He graduated the police academy and spent 2 years with Hollywood before taking a job with the Marshall County Sheriff's Department. He worked as a patrol deputy and eventually worked in investigations. He was offered and accepted the Job as Chief of Police in Hollywood in August 2010. He is also a member of the Jackson County Narcotics Unit. He was the recipient of the J Edgar Hoover Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Gold Medal Award in 2013 

1997 Graduate - American School
2002 Marine Corps Recruit Training - Parris Island SC
2002 Marine Combat Training
2003 Basic Landing Support School
2008 Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy
2009 Patrol Highway Drug Interdiction
2009 Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Administration 
2009 Ecrash Instructor training
2010 Clandestine Lab Investigation School
2010 Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center User Training
2011 Cultural Sensitivity
2011 Gang Awareness: Risk and Protection Factors
2011 Master of Science in Psychology
2011 Drug Detector K9 Handlers School
2011 Suspicious Activity Reporting
2011 Drug Law Enforcement Training
2011 Immigration Training
2012 Critical Employee Emergency Planning Session
2012 Sovereign Citizens training
2012 K9 Highway Interdiction
2013 Legal Issues and Liabilities
2013 Executive Leadership
2013 Below 100 Safety Training
2014 Digital forensics 
2014 Psychology of Juvenile Killers
2014 USPCA K9 Conference
2014 Response to Active Threat Situations
2014 Standard Operating Procedure for Active Threats. 
Hollywood's first Jail, Called the Caboose 1898

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