Each day our road patrol squads hold shift briefings or “Roll Calls” at the start of each shift; 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The shift briefings are where Uniformed Police Officers receive an overview of crime patterns and other significant information needed for their shift. Traditionally, the Police “Roll Call” briefings have been conducted at the Flagler Beach Police Department.
In an effort to allow the community an opportunity to meet and interact with our Police Officers, Chief Matt Doughney has implemented patrol shift briefings to be held throughout the community called the “Front Porch Roll Call”. This new program will bring one (1) of the four (4) shift roll calls to your front door, your business or your neighborhood. Chief Doughney stated “what a fantastic opportunity for our Officers to interact informally with the members of our community on their turf”. Doughney continued by stating “The lines of communication between our agency and our community is vital. This non-traditional method for all parties involved to increase communication about any issues that might require our attention is exciting”.
If you would like the Flagler Beach Police Department to hold a “Front Porch Roll Call” at your home, business or neighborhood, please contact the Flagler Beach Police Department at (386) 517‐2032 to schedule a “Front Porch Roll Call”. You will need to leave your contact information, location and the roll call time requested (6:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.). Chief Doughney or a Shift Supervisor will contact you to confirm prior to the requested roll call.
According to Chief Doughney, “We believe that “Front Porch Roll Call,” is a great way for our Officers to get to know you, your neighbors, or your employees while providing the community with a unique opportunity to discuss any issues that might be occurring in their neighborhood. This is another community policing initiative designed to make our City a safe place to live, work and visit”.
For additional information regarding this new program, please contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2032.