3rd Annual – “Toys for Tickets Program”
The Flagler Beach Police Department is proud to announce the annual “Toys for Tickets” program will once again be repeated this holiday season! Citizens who receive a warning citation for a traffic infraction or parking offense will have the opportunity to donate a toy in lieu of paying a fine. Citizen participation in this program is 100% voluntary.
Beginning Monday, November 13, 2017 and continuing through Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Flagler Beach Police Department Officers, at their discretion, will be issuing “toy waivers” along with warning citations for non-criminal State traffic and/or City parking offenses. The “toy waiver” allows the motorist to donate a new, unwrapped toy to “Christmas Come True” instead of facing a potential civil fine.
“Christmas Come True” is a non-profit organization based in Flagler Beach, whose mission is “to provide a complete Christmas experience for area resident parents who are unable to financially afford a traditional Christmas for their families.”
Motorists who voluntarily choose to participate in the program will be instructed to drop off a new, unwrapped toy, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at:
Flagler Beach Police Department
204 South Flagler Avenue
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
“The response to this program the last two (2) years has been overwhelming and heartwarming,” stated Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney. “The positive public reaction and their willingness to participate in the “Toys for Tickets” program is what the spirit of the holiday’s are all about” Doughney continued. “Gaining compliance with traffic laws and parking ordinances is always our goal and creating a positive holiday memory for a child in need is a fringe benefit that we can all be proud of at the end of the day.”
For additional information regarding this year’s program, please contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.