Holly Hill, FL

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Holly Hill is a city of approximately 13,000 located on the eastern shore of Florida. According to police and residents, “street prostitution has been a major problem for decades.” 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 for more expedited contact with the department’s Citizen’s Complaint Bureau.

Key Sources

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:

State Florida
Type City
Population 12958
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