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Toys for Tickets

3rd Annual – “Toys for Tickets Program”

The Flagler Beach Police Department is proud to announce the annual “Toys for Tickets” program will once again be repeated this holiday season!  Citizens who receive a warning citation for a traffic infraction or parking offense will have the opportunity to donate a toy in lieu of paying a fine. Citizen participation in this program is 100% voluntary.

Beginning Monday, November 13, 2017 and continuing through Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 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 facing a potential civil 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.

Motorists who voluntarily choose to participate in the program 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

“The response to this program the last two (2) years has been overwhelming and heartwarming,” stated Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney.   “The positive public reaction and their willingness to participate in the “Toys for Tickets” program is what the spirit of the holiday’s are all about” Doughney continued.  “Gaining compliance with traffic laws and parking ordinances is always our goal and creating a positive holiday memory for a child in need is a fringe benefit that we can all be proud of at the end of the day.”

For additional information regarding this year’s program, please contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.

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Flagler Fondo

The Flagler Fondo, a cycling festival, is coming to Central Park in Palm Coast November 3-5.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney will be escorting the bike rides on Saturday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Police Athletic League (PAL) and Bike Patrol Unit will also host a Kids Bicycle Rodeo and Safety demonstration. Youth up to age 12 will have their bikes inspected by Flagler Beach Bike, Run & Fun.

Registration is open from 9:30 to 10 a.m. with instruction and challenges until noon.

The Daytona Beach Bicycle Club, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the Flagler County Kiwanis Club are sponsoring free helmets and helmet fittings. PAL will engage with students with fun cycling activities. Immediately following the Bike Rodeo, families are encouraged to ride together “Pedaling with Patrol” on a leisure bike ride with local law enforcement.
“We’ve been looking forward to this event for a long time,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “It was originally scheduled for September but was interrupted by Hurricane Irma. This is a great opportunity to bring the community together with law enforcement and enjoy an exciting community event. I know our Bike Patrol is looking forward to interacting with the kids and teaching them about bike safety.”

Flagler Fondo is working with 7th- Day ReCYCLEry to repair donated used bikes year-round and give them to those that most need them. Used and new bikes will be accepted. All donations will be “recycled” back into our community.

For more information, please call 386-846-5493 or email Follow Flagler Fondo on Facebook, and register using


250 pounds of Drugs collected

“250 pounds of Prescription Drugs Collected”


Yesterday afternoon Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) retrieved 250 pounds of unused and/or expired prescription medications collected by the Flagler Beach Police Department. The collected prescription medications will be disposed of properly by the DEA.


Some of the prescription medications that were dropped off by citizens were collected on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in connection with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  Additional prescription medications that were turned over to the DEA were done so over the past six (6) months, in conjunction with our CVS/pharmacy Drug Collection Unit initiative.


Chief Matt Doughney stated “Our participation in the bi-annual DEA National events coupled with our daily Drug Collection Unit helps to keep our City safe. Opioid addiction can lead to a variety of problems and working with the DEA to collect and properly dispose of prescription medications is extremely important to the safety of our community”.


If you have any questions about National “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.

FEMA Assistance Deadline Extended

Sign up deadline for FEMA assistance extended


October 30, 2017 – Residents in need of disaster assistance have been granted more than an additional two weeks to apply with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


The deadline for Individual Assistance has been extended from Thursday, November 9 to Friday, November 24 – the day after Thanksgiving.


“This is very good news for our residents,” said Sally Sherman, Flagler County’s acting Public Safety Emergency Manager. “While we certainly don’t recommend that anyone wait until the last minute to file an application, many people have the day after Thanksgiving off work and may be able to use this time to get the applications completed.”


The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the extension late last week.


“In light of the number of new daily registrations and FEMA’s history of granting extensions in similar disasters, I request the State be granted an additional 15-day extension for Individual Assistance registration,” wrote Willie G. Nunn, Federal Coordinating Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Residents can register with FEMA online at The FEMA helpline number is 800-621-3362, and TTY users can call 800-462-7585.


The closest Disaster Recovery Center for Flagler County residents is located at the Putnam County Fairgrounds in East Palatka – 118 Fairgrounds Road – State Road 100 west to U.S. 17.


The hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 5.


Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will answer questions and assist residents with applications. The SBA will help both residents and businesses apply for low-interest loans.