Flagler Beach Police Department http://www.fbpd.org Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:21:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cold Weather Tips http://www.fbpd.org/2016/02/cold-weather-tips-2/ Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:19:22 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=840 This time of year can present some very unique weather challenges to the residents and visitors to our City. In less than a week we can experience mild temperatures (70 degrees) or extreme cold temperatures (near or below freezing). The following tips are provided in an effort to assist our residents and visitors who may not be all that familiar with how to prepare themselves and their pets for colder temperatures. We can never be too careful, too prepared or too aware; so please share this information with family, friends and neighbors.

Indoor tips

Conserve Heat: You may need fresh air coming in for your heater or for emergency cooking arrangements. However, if you don’t need extra ventilation, keep as much heat as possible inside your home. Avoid unnecessary opening of doors or windows. Close off unneeded rooms, stuff towels or rags in cracks under doors, and close draperies or cover windows with blankets at night.

  • Use fireplaces, wood stoves, or other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and that do not leak flue gas into the indoor air space.
  • Never use a charcoal or gas grill indoors—the fumes are deadly.
  • Never leave lit candles unattended.
  • Keep as much heat as possible inside your home.
  • Eat well-balanced meals to help you stay warmer.

Outdoor tips

Avoid Exertion: Cold weather puts an extra strain on the heart. If you have heart disease or high blood pressure, follow your doctor’s advice about shoveling snow or performing other hard work in the cold. Otherwise, if you have to do heavy outdoor chores, please dress warmly and work slowly. Remember, your body is already working hard just to stay warm, so don’t overdo it.

Be Prepared: When the weather is extremely cold, and especially if there are high winds, try to stay indoors. Make any trips outside as brief as possible, and remember these tips below to protect your health and safety.

Adults and children should wear:

  • a hat
  • a scarf or knit mask to cover face and mouth
  • sleeves that are snug at the wrist
  • mittens (they are warmer than gloves)
  • water-resistant coat and boots
  • several layers of loose-fitting clothing

Be sure the outer layer of your clothing is tightly woven, preferably wind resistant, to reduce body-heat loss caused by wind. Wool, silk, or polypropylene inner layers of clothing will hold more body heat than cotton. Stay dry, wet clothing chills the body rapidly. Excess perspiration will increase heat loss, so remove extra layers of clothing whenever you feel too warm. Do not ignore shivering; it’s an important first sign that the body is losing heat.

Persistent shivering is a signal to return indoors.

Avoid Hypothermia: When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia particularly dangerous because a person may not know it is happening and won’t be able to do anything about it. Hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, but it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.

Tips for Animals: The following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips.

  • Make sure your companion animal has a warm place to sleep, off the floor and away from all drafts. A cozy dog or cat bed with a warm blanket or pillow is perfect.
  • Does your dog spend a lot of time engaged in outdoor activities? Increase his/her supply of food, particularly protein, to keep his/her fur, in tip-top shape.
  • Never leave your dog or cat alone in a car during cold weather. A car can act as a refrigerator in the winter, holding in the cold and causing the animal to freeze to death.
  • Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed.

Additional cold weather safety tips can be accessed at the following links;

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/index.asp

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cold-weather-tips

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Flagler Beach Police Captain and 7-ELEVEN host 2nd “Doughnuts with Doughney” http://www.fbpd.org/2015/12/flagler-beach-police-captain-and-7-eleven-host-2nd-doughnuts-with-doughney/ Sat, 05 Dec 2015 23:22:51 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=831 doughnut

The Flagler Beach Police Department and our local 7-ELEVEN have partnered to host “Doughnuts with Doughney” on Monday, December 14, 2015 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 off SRA1A and Captain Doughney, in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere.

“Based on the success of the 1st event in September of this year I thought having a 2nd event during the fall holiday season would greatly benefit our community” Doughney said. According to the Police Captain “topics of discussion can range from holiday 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 pretty cool stuff”.

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

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Flagler Beach’s “Holiday at the Beach” Parade – Traffic Plan http://www.fbpd.org/2015/12/flagler-beachs-holiday-at-the-beach-parade-traffic-plan/ Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:05:29 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=825 The following information is being disseminated to proactively provide pertinent information to the public in regard to traffic detours associated with the upcoming “Holiday at the Beach” parade in Flagler Beach. This year’s parade is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015 and the following detours will be in effect during the parade.

The parade will occur on SRA1A and detours will be in place on SRA1A at North 10th Street and South 7th Street. Officers will be in place along the detour route to expedite traffic flow and we’re requesting that motorists utilize caution and exercise patience during the detour; which we expect to be approximately two (2) hours.

Eastbound traffic on SR100 will be afforded the opportunity to access businesses between Flagler Avenue and Central Avenue, but will not be afforded access to SRA1A. Eastbound traffic on SR100 that desires to travel north onto SRA1A toward Beverly Beach should turn left onto North Flagler Avenue and follow the detour route. Eastbound traffic on SR100 that desires to travel southbound on SRA1A toward Ormond Beach should turn right  onto South Flagler Avenue and follow the detour route. The established detours that will afford eastbound traffic to SRA1A north or south of the parade venue.

If you have any questions about the traffic plan for this year’s “Holiday at the Beach” Parade please contact Captain Doughney at (386) 517-2024.

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Toys for Tickets Program http://www.fbpd.org/2015/11/toys-for-tickets-program/ Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:07:08 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=822 The Flagler Beach Police Department is proud to announce a new initiative for the 2015 holiday season. Citizens who receive a warning citation for a traffic or parking offense will have the opportunity to donate a toy to “Christmas Come True” in lieu of paying a 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.

Beginning Monday, November 16, 2015 and continuing through Friday, December 11, 2015, 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 having to face a potential civil fine.

Motorists who choose to participate 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

“This program allows our Officers the opportunity to educate the motorist about the law and at the same time make a difference during the holidays,” stated Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney. “Traffic and parking fines can be expensive. Donating a toy helps both a family in need and the motorist’s family.  This is community policing at its finest.”

For additional information regarding this new program, please contact Captain Doughney at (386) 517-2024.   For information regarding “Christmas Come True” please contact Ms. Nadine King at (386) 569-4429 or you can access their website at the following link; http://christmascometrue.org/

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Free Citizen Property Inventory System – “Report It” http://www.fbpd.org/2015/11/free-citizen-property-inventory-system-report-it/ Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:05:05 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=800 report-itThe Flagler Beach Police Department is proud to introduce Report It, a free, proactive tracking tool that provides citizens an easy way to catalog their valuables.

What is “Report It”?   It’s a proactive on-line tool for recording information about your valuables in advance of a possible loss through theft, fire, flood, or other unforeseen event. Flagler Beach residents can input property information such as serial numbers, owner-applied numbers, photographs, and scans of receipts. It’s completely internet based, so you never have to worry about losing the data.

How much does “Report It” cost? This is a free service available to residents through the Flagler Beach Police Department and its partnership with “Leads Online.” Each account can store up to one-hundred (100) items. If additional storage is needed, please email citizen@leadsonline.com. Corporate and small business accounts are available upon request.

Why should I use “Report It”? Nobody expects to be the victim of property crime or a natural disaster. But if it does happen, you’ll be able to provide an inventory of your valuables to the Police for identification, and to your insurance provider to file a claim.

What type of property should I keep track of in “Report It”? Anything of value, such as collectibles, jewelry, electronics, machinery, lawn equipment, and even designer clothes and handbags.

Is “Report It” secure? Your information is accessed by your chosen user name and password, and is protected via a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) network connection, the same type of connection used to access your bank account. “Report It” is protected by the same high-level security measures used by financial institutions and government agencies.

Are the Police able to search the information stored in “Report It”? No. Your information can only be accessed by you using your username and password. If the need arises, you can print your entry from any computer with internet access and share it with Law Enforcement.

“This is a win-win for our community and the Department,” said Police Captain Matt Doughney. “Our partnership with “Leads Online” since 2014 has been extremely valuable in our efforts to combat crime in Flagler Beach. The “Report It” program is free, provides our citizens with an effective tool to document their valuables, and should they become a victim of theft or burglary, it enhances our ability to solve the case and return the property to its rightful owner.”

For additional information on the “Report It” program, please contact Captain Doughney at

(386) 517-2024 or view the awareness toolkit; http://www.fbpd.org/report-it/.

 

The website for “Report It” is: https://ReportIt.leadsonline.com.

 

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Attempt to Identify – Armed Robbery Suspect http://www.fbpd.org/2015/10/attempt-to-identify-armed-robbery-suspect/ Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:05:53 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=792 On October 5, 2015 at approximately 12:30 p.m. the suspect pictured in the PDF media release entered the Flagler Beach Publix and approached the Customer Service counter. The suspect spoke with the cashier, implied that he was armed with a firearm and demanded money. The suspect provided the cashier with a bag and the cashier complied. The suspect exited the Publix via the eastern store doors with a large sum of cash. The suspect was last seen running westbound through the Publix Plaza and then northbound behind the building. It is unknown at this time if the suspect had a vehicle waiting. There were no injuries that occurred during this crime and any/all assistance in identifying this individual is greatly appreciated.

Download PDF Press Release with Photos

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2015 Biketoberfest® & Motorcycle Safety http://www.fbpd.org/2015/10/2015-biketoberfest-motorcycle-safety/ Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:06:28 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=785 2015 Biketoberfest® & Motorcycle Safety

This year Biketoberfest® begins on Thursday, October 15th and runs through Sunday, October 18th and the following information is being provided in advance of the event to educate visitors and residents with motorcycle related laws.

During Biketoberfest®, the Flagler Beach Police Department will be enforcing hazardous moving violations, which 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). Additionally, the following non-moving statutes are in effect in the State of Florida;

 

316.2095 – Footrests, handholds, and handlebars:

  • Any motorcycle carrying a passenger, other than in a sidecar or enclosed cab, shall be equipped with footrests for such
  • No person shall operate any motorcycle with handlebars or with handgrips that are higher than the top of the shoulders of the person operating the motorcycle while properly seated upon the

 

316.211 – Equipment for motorcycles:

(2) A person may not operate a motorcycle unless the person is wearing an eye- protective device over his or her eyes.

 

316.294 – Mirrors: Every vehicle (to include a motorcycle), operated singly or when towing any other vehicle, shall be equipped with a mirror so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the motor vehicle.

 

316.304   – Wearing of headsets:

  • No person shall operate a vehicle while wearing a headset, headphone, or other listening device, other than a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human

 

316.405    Motorcycle headlights to be turned on:

  • Any person who operates a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle on the public streets or highways shall, while so engaged, have the headlight or headlights of such motorcycle or motor-driven cycle turned

The goal for this year’s Biketoberfest® event is the safety of our visitors and residents as well as compliance with the laws of the State of Florida. We hope this year’s Biketoberfest® provides our visitors, residents and businesses with many happy memories and thank you in advance for helping make this year’s event a safe event for all.

If you have any questions regarding Biketoberfest®, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

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Beach Cleanup! http://www.fbpd.org/2015/09/beach-cleanup/ Sat, 12 Sep 2015 14:31:56 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=771 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, October 24th
Where:     Flagler Beach Pier
Time:        8 to 10 AM

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day http://www.fbpd.org/2015/09/prescription-drug-take-back-day-2/ Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:33:19 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=766 got-drugs

The front lobby of the Flagler Beach Police Department will be open on Saturday, September 26, 2015 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). On April 26th of this year a total of ninety-nine (99) pounds of prescription drugs were received at the Flagler Beach Police Department and turned over to DEA for destruction.

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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Flagler Beach Police Captain and 7-ELEVEN host “Doughnuts with Doughney” http://www.fbpd.org/2015/09/flagler-beach-police-captain-and-7-eleven-host-doughnuts-with-doughney/ Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:14:46 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=762 doughnut

The Flagler Beach Police Department and our local 7-ELEVEN have partnered to host “Doughnuts with Doughney” on Monday, September 21, 2015 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 off SRA1A and Captain Doughney, in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere.

Mr. Eric Cooley, owner of the 7-ELEVEN, proposed the idea of doughnuts to Captain Doughney because of the obvious pun. “When your last name is spell checked and the first option is “doughnut” and you’re a cop, you better have a sense of humor,” Doughney joked.

Additional members of the Police Department will be on hand, and plans are to hold this event every two (2) to three (3) months.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Captain Doughney at the number above.

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