The City of Center Hill, which encompasses approximately 2 square miles centrally located in Sumter County, and the 900+ citizens, are serviced by the Center Hill Police Department with both Full Time Officers as well as a compliment of Reserves.
The Center Hill Police Department answers calls for service, which are dispatched through the Sumter County Sheriff Office, Communications Division.
The Police Department takes a proactive approach to “Protect and Serve” by:
- High Visibility Street Patrols
- Dedicated Traffic Enforcement
- Closely developed relationships with citizens and business owners to explain the laws and how their enforced and receive information on possible illegal activities
- Foot patrols in crowded pedestrian areas
- Night-time business checks
- Creating a highly visible presence at large events
- Following the principles of Proactive Policing in areas where crimes have occurred, are known to repeatedly occur, or due to location or circumstance could occur.
The citizens of Center Hill are encouraged to report suspicious activities to the proper authorities and to seek out the officers whenever assistance is required.
Information on any suspicious activity can be reported to any Police Officer, directly to the Police Department by phone at 352-793-4609, clicking the "Contact Us" on the left side of the C.H.P.D. web page, or anonymously by contacting Crimeline.
The Florida Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Program is a grant funded program sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The goal of the LEL program is to reduce traffic related fatalities and injuries by working with law enforcement agencies across the state to boost safety belt use, reduce drunk driving and encourage traffic safety initiatives. The LEL Program has developed the Florida Law Enforcement Challenge, Florida Motor Unit Challenge, Florida DUI Sustained Enforcement, and the Florida Safety Belt Challenge in an effort to achieve our goal.
These programs have been designed to promote traffic safety through increased enforcement, reducing the number of overall crashes, and increasing the seat belt usage rate. Proven by research, it is well known that an increase in traffic enforcement in a community results in a decrease in motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities. In fact, no other single program or strategy works as well as law enforcement in making the roads safer. These programs complement all training and public information programs that the FDOT and NHTSA implement to promote traffic safety.
CrimeLine's Mission Statement
To increase the safety of the Central Florida community by assisting law enforcement agencies in removing undesirable individuals from the community.
Motivating citizens to provide information on felony crimes by offering financial rewards and guaranteeing anonymity
For information leading to a felony arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1000. You don't have to give your name, and your identity will be protected. You may report information through the website or by calling CrimeLine at (1-800-423-TIPS) available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, taking completely anonymous tips on any felony criminal activity.
- Spanish speaking operators available.