Flagler Beach Police Department http://www.fbpd.org Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:39:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sea Turtle Nesting Season http://www.fbpd.org/2016/04/sea-turtle-nesting-season-2/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:39:59 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=907 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT April 25, 2016

 “ Sea Turtle Nesting Season”

 

Sea Turtle Nesting Season starts  May 1st and continues through October 31st.  The following information is being disseminated in advance of the upcoming season in an effort to proactively provide valuable information to the public in regard to City Ordinances and State Laws designed to protect our Sea Turtle population.

 

Flagler Beach City Ordinance 9-20 governs “Open Burning” in our City and subsection (b) (4) specifically addresses fires on the beach during turtle nesting season. The City Ordinance states that during the period between May 1 and October 31, due to sea turtle nesting season, campfires and bonfires are prohibited from dusk until dawn”.

 

Sea Turtles are a protected species and Florida State Statute 379.2431 states that “Any person, firm, or corporation that illegally takes, disturbs, mutilates, destroys, causes to be destroyed, transfers, sells, offers to sell, molests, or harasses any marine turtle species, or the eggs or nest of any marine turtle species as described in this subsection, commits a third degree  felony” .

 

Along the coastlines of Florida, Sea Turtles annually make between 40,000 and 84,000 nests. Sea Turtle eggs have an incubation period of about two (2) months.  Sea Turtles have existed for over one hundred million years and scientists estimate that only 1 in 1000 to 10,000 babies will survive to adulthood.

 

Your assistance in helping protect our Sea Turtles is greatly appreciated!  If you have any questions about the information listed above, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.  For additional information regarding Sea Turtles, please visit the following websites;

 

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/STATUTES/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=& URL=0300-0399/0379/Sections/0379.2431.html

 

http://www.myfwc.com/research/wildlife/sea-turtles/fl-sea-turtles/faq/

 

http://www.seefloridaonline.com/turtles/

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Road Closure Update!! http://www.fbpd.org/2016/04/road-closure-update/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:41:42 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=903 SR100 and A1A is back open with restriction to North bound A1A traffic.  North bound traffic is being diverted around current work zone.  Work zone should be clear by approximately 11:30pm tonight.  Drive safely and watch out for pedestrians.

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MEETING: A1A Wayfinder Signs http://www.fbpd.org/2016/04/meeting-a1a-wayfinder-signs/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:22:03 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=901 A1A WAYFINDING SIGNS

CITY OF FLAGLER BEACH

DATE:   TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016

 

TIME:   3:30 TO 6:30 PM

 

PLACE: FLAGLER BEACH CITY HALL , COMMISSION CHAMBERS

 

Citizens are encouraged to attend any time during the 3 hours and fill out comment forms. All comments will be submitted to the

City Commission for their consideration on April 28, 2016.

 

Please take notice that individual Elected Officials, of the City of Flagler Beach may attend this meeting.  The Elected Officials, who attend will not take any action or take any vote at this meeting.  This is not an official meeting of the Flagler Beach City Commission.  This notice is being provided to meet the spirit of the Sunshine Law to inform the public that Elected Officials may be present at this meeting.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the City Clerk at (386) 517-2000 ext. 233 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week http://www.fbpd.org/2016/04/national-crime-victims-rights-week/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 03:53:14 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=896 NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK

Please join us for our 4th annual sunrise ceremony honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

 

WhenApril 16, 2016  at  7:00 AM

WhereFlagler Beach Pier

 

Visit us on Facebook….

Keyword Search:  National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Flagler Beach, FL

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3rd Annual Doughnuts with Doughney! http://www.fbpd.org/2016/04/3rd-annual-doughnuts-with-doughney/ Thu, 07 Apr 2016 23:49:01 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=881 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, April 25, 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.

“The first two (2) events in 2015 were very successful and now that we’ve completed Bike Week and Spring Break, the end of April seemed like a great time to get the public’s thoughts about those events. The summer will be here in a few months and we can talk about plans for a great summer season as well” Doughney said.  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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Prescription Drug Take Back Day http://www.fbpd.org/2016/04/prescription-drug-take-back-day-3/ Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:32:42 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=879  “ Prescription Drug Take Back Day”

 

The front lobby of the Flagler Beach Police Department will be open on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in support of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day”. The Police Department is located at 204 South Flagler Avenue, one (1) block south of SR100 on the east side of the Moody/SR100 Bridge.

 

This one (1) day event will provide residents and/or visitors with a no cost, anonymous collection of unwanted and/or expired medicines and this initiative is a collaboration between your local Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

 

Please help protect our children, families and environment by cleaning out your medicine cabinets and properly disposing of your unwanted and/or expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our water sources. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high; over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge.

 

If you have any questions about National “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

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Bike Week & Motorcycle Safety http://www.fbpd.org/2016/02/bike-week-motorcycle-safety-2/ Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:04:20 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=872  “ Bike Week & Motorcycle Safety”

 

Bike Week begins Friday, March 4th and runs through Sunday, March 13th.

The Flagler Beach Police Department will be enforcing both hazardous moving violations and non-moving violations. Hazardous moving violations include, but are not limited to:

  • careless driving,
  • aggressive careless driving,
  • reckless driving,
  • excessive speed,
  • racing on a highway (drag racing) and,
  • driving under the influence (DUI).

 

The following statutes, paraphrased below, are in effect in the State of Florida:

 

316.2095 – Footrests, handholds, and handlebars:

  • Footrests must be provided for a passenger on a motorcycle, unless it is equipped with a sidecar or enclosed cab.
  • Handlebars or handgrips cannot be higher than the top of the shoulders of the person operating the motorcycle while properly seated upon the motorcycle.

 

316.211 – Equipment for motorcycles:

  • An eye protective device must be worn by the operator of the motorcycle.

 

316.294 – Mirrors:

  • Every vehicle and motorcycle, operated singly or when towing any other vehicle, must have a rear view mirror that allows the driver a rear view of the highway for a minimum distance of 200 feet.

 

316.304 – Wearing of headsets:

  • No motorcycle operator can wear a headset, headphone, or other listening device. The exception is a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human hearing.

 

316.405    Motorcycle headlights to be turned on:

  • Headlights must be on at all times while the motorcycle or motor-driven cycle is being driven on public streets or highways.

 

The goal for this year’s Bike Week event is the safety of our visitors and residents through compliance with the laws of the State of Florida. Please remember that reducing your speed, especially after dark, allows for a longer reaction/braking time, and also helps reduce noise.

We hope this year’s Bike Week provides our visitors, residents and businesses with many happy memories. Thank you in advance for helping make this year’s event a safe one for all.

 

This information is being provided in advance of the event to educate visitors and residents on Florida motorcycle related laws.  If you have any questions regarding Bike Week, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

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Sea Dune Vegetation Parking http://www.fbpd.org/2016/02/sea-dune-parking-2/ Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:03:45 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=866  “ Sea Dune Vegetation Parking”

 

The following information is being disseminated to proactively provide valuable information to the public in regard to protecting our Sea Dune Vegetation while parking on SRA1A.

 

Residents and visitors should be aware that parking on the Sea Dunes is a violation of Florida State Statute 161.053 and Flagler Beach City Ordinance 5.02.04. Sea Dunes are a beautiful natural resource to our City and compliance with parking restrictions is our ultimate goal.

 

On SRA1A from South 7th Street to South 28th Street there’s no parking on the east side of the roadway and vehicles parking on the east side of SRA1A north of SR100 should park as indicated in the sample photo’s below.  Flagler Beach Police Officers monitor Sea Dune parking throughout the year and once again our goal is to preserve the dunes with compliance from motorists.

 

Your assistance in helping protect our Sea Dune Vegetation is greatly appreciated and if you have any questions about the information listed above, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

Sample Photos

Front                          Back

Front View of Properly Parked Vehicle                                        Rear View of Properly Parked Vehicle

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Project Child Safe http://www.fbpd.org/2016/02/project-child-safe/ Mon, 22 Feb 2016 18:27:20 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=864 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT February 22, 2016

Project ChildSafe

 

Do you own a firearm? If you answered yes, then the next important question is:

Do you have a safety lock to prevent a tragedy from occurring?
If you answered NO, the Flagler Beach Police Department has a firearm Safety Kit with a cable lock (and two (2) keys) that we’ll provide to you  free of charge.

 

The Flagler Beach Police Department has partnered with “Project ChildSafe” in order to issue FREE firearm Safety Kits to our residents. Safety Kits include a cable-style gun-locking device and a brochure that discusses safe handling and secure storage guidelines to help deter access by unauthorized individuals, particularly children.

 

Project ChildSafe” is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit charitable organization committed to promoting firearms safety through the distribution of educational messages and free firearm Safety Kits.   “We’re proud to partner with “Project ChildSafe” in order to make our community safer,” stated Police Captain Matt Doughney.

 

“This free service, thanks to Project ChildSafe,” affords our Department the opportunity to provide an extremely valuable service that can make a difference in our community,” continued Captain Doughney.  “This is another Community Policing initiative that can help make Flagler Beach a safer place to live, work and visit.”

 

Safety Kits are available at the Flagler Beach Police Department, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

 

For additional information regarding “Project ChildSafe”, please check their website at;

http://www.projectchildsafe.org/

 

 

 

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Tax Season & IRS Phone Scam Prevention http://www.fbpd.org/2016/02/tax-season-irs-phone-scam-prevention-3/ Mon, 15 Feb 2016 15:54:08 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=854   PUBLIC AWARENESS ANNOUNCEMENT February 10, 2016

 “ Tax Season & IRS Phone Scam Prevention”

The Flagler Beach Police Department is providing this awareness announcement in an effort to alert citizens in our community of phone scams associated with the upcoming tax season. Captain Matt Doughney advises that “there are those members of society that will attempt to swindle, threaten or coerce you in order to take your hard earned money. Our goal is to prevent this from occurring in Flagler Beach.”

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants the public to know that there are five (5) things that “Scammers” often do, but the IRS will not do. Any one (1) of the following five (5) things is a tell-tale sign of a phone scam.

The IRS will never:

  1. Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
  2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
  3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
  4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
  5. Threaten to bring in local Police or other Law Enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here’s what you should do:

o If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. The IRS workers can help you with a payment issue.

o If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the TIGTA at 1-800-366-4484 or at  www.titga.gov

o  If you believe you’ve been targeted by a scam you can report it at the following website; https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml  (Note: that there is an underscore after the words “contact” and “report”.)

According to Captain Doughney “Scammers” that call you claiming to be with the IRS can be very charming, persuasive and convincing. Please remember that their sole purpose is to take your money.  The key is to be alert, be suspicious and don’t fall prey to their antics”.

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS, follow the tips listed above and report this activity immediately.

For information regarding additional frequents active scams, please access the Flagler Beach

Police Department website at  http://www.fbpd.org/frequent-scams/

Additional information on scams (phishing, identity theft, etc.) from the Internal Revenue Service can be found/accessed at the following website;  https://www.irs.gov/uac/News- Releases-for-Current-Month

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