Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement


March 22, 2017


Hearing Impaired Communications Cards for Law Enforcement Officers​​ 

The Flagler Beach Police Department​​ has partnered with​​ Easterseals of Northeast Central Florida​​ and the​​ Daytona Beach​​ Police Department​​ on an initiative to provide our municipal Law Enforcement Officers with a quick reference tool to assist in communicating with citizens who are either deaf or hearing impaired.

Effective Wednesday, March 22, 2017 each sworn Officer of the​​ Flagler Beach Police Department will be equipped with a “Deaf Visor Card” (copy attached). ​​ The purpose of the card is to improve communication with individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. ​​ Officers will have the new cards over the “Visors” of their​​ patrol vehicle for easy access.​​ 

According to Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney, the cards were made available through​​ Easterseals of Northeast Central Florida​​ and the​​ Daytona Beach Police Department. ​​ ​​ “The success of most personal interactions comes down to the ability for all parties involved to communicate effectively. ​​ If these cards help our Officers to communicate with members of the public who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, then we’ve broken down a barrier that otherwise could lead to confusion​​ and frustration.”

If there are any questions regarding the “Deaf Visor Cards”, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020. ​​ 

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