Chief Tokajer

Chief of Police

William L. Tokajer 941-708-5804

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Chief of Police

Welcome from the Police Chief

I would like to welcome you to the Holmes Beach Police Department’s website. My name is William L. Tokajer and I am the Chief of Police for the City of Holmes Beach.

Located in Manatee County, Holmes Beach is the largest of the three cities on Anna Maria Island and is situated on the Gulf of Mexico at the southern tip of the entrance to Tampa Bay. Bordered on the north by the City Anna Maria and the south by the City Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach stretches just over 3 miles.   With the beautiful Gulf of Mexico white sandy beaches to the west, and the intercoastal waters of Anna Maria Sound to the east; Holmes Beach has just over 3,800 permanent residents who call paradise their home.

Throughout this site, we hope to provide you with a glimpse of the Police Department. Our organization is totally committed to professionalism, excellence and quality service to the community.

The Holmes Beach Police Department is comprised of 17 full time sworn law enforcement officers, 2 part-time (Auxiliary) officer, 4 full time dispatchers, 1 Communications/Records Supervisor and an administrative assistant. Our agency is committed to providing professional services to those who live, work and visit the City of Holmes Beach.

Ultimately, our success depends on the talented staff of the police department and the continuing partnership between the community and the police department.

All of our efforts are aimed at keeping the City of Holmes Beach a safe place for those who live, work and visit our piece of paradise. 

Thank you,

William L. Tokajer

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