The Flagler Beach Police Department is proud to announce the following new initiative to our residents and their families.

The “Friends of Flagler Beach” is a program established to help those residents living alone, who may be elderly, handicapped, or otherwise isolated from daily contact with relatives or neighbors. The program requires that the participant have daily contact with the Flagler Beach Police Department. Failure to do so will result in the Police Department calling or sending an Officer to the person’s residence to check on his/her well-being. The program is designed to prevent a tragedy from occurring due to the participants need for Police or medical assistance and their inability to call for help.

Residents who meet the initial criteria of living alone, who are elderly, handicapped, or home bound, must complete the application form and return it to the Police Department.

The program participant must agree to call the Police Department Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  On Saturday and Sundays, the Police Department will be responsible for contacting the program participant.  The Police Department will establish preferable times for contact on the weekends, as some participants may like to go shopping, to church, etc.

The participant must authorize an Officer to enter their residence with the use of a key if necessary, to ensure their well-being should there be no contact with the Police Department during the notification period.

Applications for the “Friends of Flagler Beach” can be picked up at the Police Department Monday – Friday, between 8am  and 5pm, or they can be downloaded via our website; www.fbpd.org.  or the City of Flagler Beach website;  http://www.cityofflaglerbeach.com.  Completed applications can be dropped at the Police Department or mailed to the Police Department at P.O. Box 36, Flagler Beach, Florida 32136.

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney.

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