Flagler Beach Police Department http://www.fbpd.org Sun, 15 May 2016 01:33:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hot Weather Tips http://www.fbpd.org/2016/05/hot-weather-tips/ Sun, 15 May 2016 01:33:40 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=912 Hot Weather Tips


Summer officially starts on June 20, 2016 and the heat and humidity can present some very unique challenges. The following tips are provided in an effort to assist our residents and visitors who may not be familiar with how to prepare themselves (and their pets) for extremely hot/humid weather.  We can never be too careful, too prepared or too aware, so please share this information with family, friends and neighbors.


The best defense is prevention.  Here are some prevention tips:

  • Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.  Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask how much you should drink while the weather is hot.
  • Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar; these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
  • Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library–even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.
  • Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air- conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • NEVER leave anyone or an animal in a closed, parked vehicle.
  • Visit adults-at-risk at least twice a day and watch them closely for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.
  • Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on:

o Infants and young children

o People aged 65 or older

o People who have a mental illness

o Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure


If you must be out in the heat:

  • Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.
  • Cut down on exercise. If you must exercise, drink two (2) to four (4) glasses of cool, nonalcoholic fluids each hour.  A sports beverage can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat. Warning: If you are on a low-salt diet, talk with your doctor before drinking a sports beverage. Remember the warning in the first tip (above), too.
  • Rest often in shady areas.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and use sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher (the most effective products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels).


Tips for pets & companion animals;

Visit the Vet:  A visit to the veterinarian for a spring or early summer check-up is a must. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm if they aren’t on year-round preventive medication. Do parasites bug your animal companions? Ask your doctor to recommend a safe flea and tick control program.

Made in the Shade: Pets can dehydrate quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.

Know the Warning Signs:  Symptoms of overheating in pets include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. They can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees. Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air- conditioned rooms as much as possible.

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



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





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.

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




TIME:   3:30 TO 6:30 PM




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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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;