Holly Hill is a city of 12,000 located on the eastern shore of Florida, where “street prostitution has been a major problem for decades,” according to police and residents. In 1989, the Holly Hill Police Department conducted a street-level reverse sting using an undercover female officer as a decoy. Those arrested had their identifying information reported to the media. Police have also made “Problem Report Forms” available to residents, so that they may contact the department’s Citizen’s Complaint Bureau with any tips or concerns.
- Reverse Stings:
- The News-Journal, 19 Aug 1989. Prostitution sting nets eight arrests.
- Problem-Report Forms for the Public, from the Holly Hill Police Department & Citizen’s Complaint Bureau:
- Background on prostitution in the city: