Flagler Beach Police Department http://www.fbpd.org Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:57:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Chili Cook-off! http://www.fbpd.org/2016/09/chili-cook-off/ Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:57:13 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1042 Flagler Women’s Club invites you to join them in celebrating Flagler Beach’s “Hot Stuff In The Park”

Meet our Firefighters and the volunteers from Pink Heals with the pink fire truck and show your support!

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 11:00am-2:00pm
Where: The pavilion area located in Wickline Park just behind the Flagler Beach Library on South 7th Street and South Flagler Avenue in Flagler Beach.

Enjoy a bowl of chili, cornbread, and a water for $5. Proceeds go to the Flagler Beach Volunteer Firemen’s Association.

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Red Ribbon Week-Steadfast http://www.fbpd.org/2016/09/red-ribbon-week-steadfast/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:24:40 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1037 steadfast-flyer-flagler

http://flagler-steadfast-the-movie.eventbrite.com

http://www.smabehavioral.org/red-ribbon-week-friday-night-done-right

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National Night Out http://www.fbpd.org/2016/09/national-night-out/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:36:39 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1032 32nd Annual National Night Out Event!

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Unpaid Ticket? Walk-in/Drive-Out! http://www.fbpd.org/2016/09/unpaid-ticket-walk-indrive-out/ Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:52:35 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1029 WALK IN DRIVE OUT

 

Do you?

  • Have a suspended license?
  • Have an unpaid traffic ticket?
  • Owe other court fines and fees?

 

Bunnell, FL (September 19th 2016 – September 30th 2016) – If you have an overdue Flagler County traffic ticket or owe court fines and fees, the Clerk & Comptroller’s office is giving you a break by reducing the owed amount by at least 40%.

This special program allows anyone with a Flagler County traffic ticket or those who owe outstanding court fines and fees to pay at least 40 percent less. They may also be able to restore their driving privileges which may have been suspended, once the outstanding fines and late fees are paid.

 

Walk in Drive Out” is a chance for people to pay their fines and fees at a substantially reduced rate and have the opportunity to restore their driving privileges. By conducting this program for a two week period we’re making it convenient for those who need it.

 

Late fees will not be waived, but anyone paying overdue tickets or court fees and fines during “Walk in Drive Out” will not have to pay collections surcharges. That’s a savings, for example, of $82.40 on a $206 ticket for going 10-15 mph over the speed limit.

 

Walk in Drive Out” is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday from September 19 through September 30, 2016, at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building #1, within our Central Receipting Office on the first floor.

 

Payments in full will be accepted by cash, check, money order, Major credit card or phone and online payments. No third party checks will be accepted.

 Learn more about Walk in Drive Out at www.flaglerclerk.com/WalkInDriveout

 

 

 

 

The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Wadsworth is directly elected by and accountable to Flagler County residents. In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Flagler County.

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Doughnuts with Doughney! http://www.fbpd.org/2016/08/doughnuts-with-doughney/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:31:28 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1024 Flagler Beach Police Captain and 7-ELEVEN host “Doughnuts with Doughney”

The Flagler Beach Police Department and our local 7-ELEVEN store have partnered to host “Doughnuts with Doughney” on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Flagler Beach 7-ELEVEN convenience store is located at 408 South Oceanshore Boulevard.

“Doughnuts with Doughney” is similar to “Coffee with a Cop” in that it provides the public an opportunity to meet and speak openly with Captain Doughney about issues and/or concerns in Flagler Beach.  The location of the meeting provides citizens easy access to both the 7-ELEVEN and Captain Doughney, in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere.

According to the Police Captain “topics of discussion can range from summer safety tips to quality of life concerns that residents have in their neighborhoods”. “Our local 7-11 owner, Mr. Eric Cooley, has graciously provided a meeting place where citizens can feel comfortable and interact with their Law Enforcement Officers and that’s what community policing is all about.”

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Captain Doughney at (386) 517-2024.

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Beach Cleanup! http://www.fbpd.org/2016/08/beach-cleanup-2/ Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:29:35 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1020 Join us for a Beach Cleanup!

Help clean up Flagler Beach!

Leave your footprints in the sand, not your litter!

 

A community partnership with Flagler Beach All Stars, Students Working Against Tobacco and the Tobacco Free Flagler Partnership!

 

When:      Saturday, September 17th

Where:     Flagler Beach Pier

Time:        9:00 AM

 

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Active Phone Scams http://www.fbpd.org/2016/08/active-phone-scams/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:02:27 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1012  “Active Phone Scams”

The Flagler Beach Police Department is providing this awareness announcement in an effort to alert citizens in our community that there are two (2) active telephone “scams” currently operating in our area.

Telephone scams target trusting individuals and those that perpetrate this crime have only one (1) motive; to take your hard earned money’” said Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney. I sincerely hope that this announcement helps prevent someone, anyone, from becoming a victim (of these types of scams)”.

 

o  The first scam involves a phone call from an individual representing themselves as an employee of Florida Power & Light (FP&L). The caller will advise that a recent power bill is overdue/has not been paid and that the power will be shut off immediately if payment is not received. The caller will advise that the account must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer.

 

o  The second scam involves a phone call from an individual representing themselves as an Investigator from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The caller states that based on an IRS investigation there’s a large tax lean associated with possible criminal charges and that the owed money to the IRS must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer.

 

The callers in these types of cases are very persuasive. They’re manipulative and they prey on people for a living.’ Doughney continued.  ‘Please help us put them out of business by being alert and skeptical; which will in turn allow you to keep your money”.

Citizens in our community should stay vigilant and maintain a healthy skepticism should they receive telephone calls of this nature.  If you do receive a call of this nature please don’t give out any personal information (date of birth, social security number, etc.) and please don’t purchase any pre-loaded credit or debit cards. When in doubt, be cautious, hang up, and contact local Law Enforcement for assistance.

For more information, please contact Captain Doughney at 386-517-2023. Additional information on IRS and FP&L scams can be found on the Flagler Beach Police Website Department’s website: http://www.fbpd.org/frequent-scams/

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18th Annual Kicks For Guns http://www.fbpd.org/2016/08/18th-annual-kicks-for-guns/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:55:09 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1004 No Questions Asked…18th Annual Kicks for Guns

 

Now in its 18th year, Real Radio 104.1’s Kicks for Guns takes place Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, and has grown to 15 locations all around Central Florida. The gun buyback program grants amnesty to citizens who want to get rid of guns without any questions asked. Those who participate in the program by turning over a gun will receive a $75 gift card to Target. Gift certificates will be limited to the first 100 guns surrendered.

“The fact that Kicks for Guns has removed nearly 10,000 unwanted guns from the streets of Central Florida is an amazing testament to the listeners of Real Radio and their desire to make our community safer,” Real Radio 104.1’s Program Director Jack Bradshaw said.

 

The Flagler County event will be held at the Flagler County Association of Realtors (FCAR) building, 4101 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. All firearms should be unloaded and safely secured in your vehicle. If you do not know how to unload your gun, please tell a deputy/officer immediately when you enter the event location. As a safety precaution, trained FCSO deputies and officers from Bunnell and Flagler Beach will retrieve guns from vehicles for all gun owners. Please follow the event directional signs upon arrival at the FCAR building.

“This is a collaborative effort between the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bunnell and Flagler Beach police departments to make Flagler County a safer place by taking guns off the street,” Flagler County Sheriff James L. Manfre said. Funds for the event have been drawn from the FCSO’s forfeiture account, funding obtained from people who commit criminal acts.

Following the event, all surrendered guns will be destroyed. Guns determined to be stolen will be returned to their owners.

 

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

1.    What kinds of guns are accepted?

Any and all guns are welcome. Pistols, shotguns, bb guns, semi-automatics, rifles, etc.

 

2.    If I have a bb gun, will I still get a gift card?

No, cards will only be given for actual guns.

 

3.    Will I get a gift card for every gun turned in?

No.  Although we will take all of your unwanted guns, we will only provide a gift card for up to five guns.

 

4.    Is Kicks For Guns a dumping ground for local pawn shops to unload their unwanted guns?

No, you will be turned away if you’re found doing so.

 

5.    How do I transport my gun to Kicks for Guns?

People walking or driving to the event are encouraged to place their UNLOADED guns in a sealed bag or box clearly marked “Kicks for Guns.” If you do not know how to unload your gun, please tell the deputy/officer when you arrive. If you are stopped by a police officer, tell them immediately that you have a gun in the car and are headed to the event. Follow the officer’s instructions.

 

6.     May I enter the event carrying a gun?

No one may enter the event carrying a gun. Guns will be recovered by law enforcement officers at the event. Please follow the event instructions when you arrive.

 

7.     What happens if someone offers to buy my gun on the way to Kicks for Guns?

Law enforcement discourages the sales of guns outside the Kicks for Guns venue.

 

8.     What if I don’t have a gun and want to go to Kicks for Guns?

Only people turning in guns and those accompanying them may enter the event. All others are required to remain outside the event area.

 

9.     What if I cannot make it to Kicks for Guns and have a gun I want to get rid of?

Call (386) 313-4911 during the event and a law enforcement officer will come to your home and pick up your gun. Please call to make arrangements.

 

10.   Can I drop off unwanted ammunition at the Flagler County Kicks for Guns event?

Yes, you can drop off your ammunition; however, you won’t receive a gift card.

 

If anyone has questions about the Flagler County event, they can contact Laura Williams at (386)586-4802, or lwilliams@flaglersheriff.com. Click here to learn more about Kicks for Guns:http://realradio.iheart.com/features/kicks-for-guns-1142/

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FRAUD ALERT! http://www.fbpd.org/2016/08/fraud-alert/ Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:36:06 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=998 FRAUD ALERT

 

Scammers have been calling residents/businesses claiming to represent Florida Power & Light (FPL) and stating that the individual/business has an outstanding balance.  Scammers then have the individual purchase a prepaid credit card and have them provide the numbers on the credit card to settle the balance.  If ANYONE contacts you and requests a prepaid card, it will be a scam.  Please be vigilant and spread the word.

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Beach & Water Safety http://www.fbpd.org/2016/06/beach-water-safety/ Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:36:35 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=990  “ Beach & Water Safety”

Summer officially started on June 21st and our scenic beaches are a very popular destination for residents and visitors. The following beach and water safety tips are being proactively disseminated in an effort to increase safety of those that enjoy the beach and waterways in Flagler Beach.

Learn To Swim: Learning to swim is the best defense against drowning. Teach children to swim at an early age.

Swim Near a Lifeguard: The United States Lifeguard Association statistics over a ten (10) year period show that the chance of drowning at a beach without lifeguard protection is almost five (5) times as great as drowning at a beach with lifeguards.

Swim with a Friend: Many drownings involve those that swim by themselves. When you swim with a friend, if one (1) of you has a problem, the other may be able to help or signal for help.

Check with the Lifeguards:  Lifeguards work continually to identify hazards.  They can advise you on the safest place to swim, as well as places to avoid. Talk to them when you first arrive at the beach and ask them for their advice.

Use Sunscreen and Drink Water:  Choose “broad spectrum” sunscreen rated from 15 to 50 SPF, or clothing that covers your skin. Reapply sunscreen regularly throughout the day and drink lots of water.  Avoid alcohol, which contributes to dehydration.

Keep the Beach and Water Clean:  Please utilize trash containers and remember to leave footprints in the sand, not your trash.

Obey Posted Signs and Flags: In Flagler Beach our Lifeguards utilize the following flags;

Green Flag:  Low hazard

Yellow Flag:  Medium hazard

Red Flag:  Dangerous hazard

Purple Flag:  Dangerous marine life, to include jellyfish

Learn Rip Current Safety: If you’re caught in a rip current, stay calm and don’t fight it by trying to swim directly to shore.  Instead, swim parallel to shore until you feel the current relax; then swim to shore.  Most rip currents are narrow and a short swim parallel to shore will bring you to safety. A video presentation on rip currents entitled “Break the Grip of the Rip!” can be viewed at the following website: http://ripcurrents.noaa.gov/index.shtml

If you have any questions regarding Beach and Water Safety in Flagler Beach, please contact Tom Gillin or Captain Doughney. The following websites can also provide additional information on beach & water safety, as well as rip currents;

www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov http://www.usla.org/?page=RIPCURRENTS

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Special Note: High Tide for July 4th this year is 8:50 p.m. and the Fireworks will start at 9:00 p.m. Please plan ahead and be prepared for the incoming tide.

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