3rd Annual – “Toys for Tickets” Results
The Flagler Beach Police Department is proud to announce the completion of its 3rd annual “Toys for Tickets” program. This year’s response from our community has been incredible!
The campaign began Monday, November 13, 2017 and concluded Tuesday, December 12, 2017. During the thirty (30) days that encompassed this year’s holiday program, Officers from the Flagler Beach Police Department issued a total of three hundred and sixty (360) “toy waivers” along with warning citations for non-criminal state traffic and city parking offenses. The “toy waiver” afforded each motorist the opportunity to donate a new, unwrapped toy, instead of facing a potential civil fine.
“Our Officers have embraced this program, reflected in their proactive efforts to enforce the law and to do so with the “pay it forward” spirit of the holidays,” stated Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney. “A family from North Carolina that received a written warning mailed back the toy waiver with a $100 check. That’s pretty cool and shows that what we’re doing is making a positive difference during the holidays.”
All toys from this initiative were donated to the local non-profit charity “Christmas Come True” for dissemination to local families. Ms. Nadine King, founder of “Christmas Come True” enthused, “We love our community. Their generosity this year has been absolutely fabulous.” The local charity’s elves are facing the happy but monumental task of the wrapping the donated toys.
A sincere thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s campaign for their generosity and willingness to making a difference on Christmas morning for the children of our community.
For additional information regarding the results of this year’s program, please contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.