PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
March 7, 2018
“Flagler County Schools’ Spring Break 2018”
Spring Break 2018 for Flagler County School students begins Friday, March 9th, and runs through Sunday, March 18th. This year’s Spring Break will coincide with Daytona’s 77th Bike Week. The Flagler Beach Police Department anticipates heavier than usual crowds at our Beach, on our roadways, and at our businesses during this busy week.
In an effort to provide a safe environment during the event for our residents and visitors, the Flagler Beach Police Department has requested, and will be receiving, additional Law Enforcement resources from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Chief Matt Doughney, “Last year these two (2) events coincided and the additional presence of uniformed Law Enforcement Officers on motorcycles, bicycles and ATV’s in the core area of the City worked extremely well. Bikers & Breakers had a great time. Sheriff Staly has again graciously agreed to provide additional Deputies to assist our Officers with this year’s event and his willingness and commitment to our agency is greatly appreciated.”
The goal for the additional Law Enforcement presence is to once again provide a safe environment for residents, visitors and business owners alike. Doughney continued. “Flagler Beach encourages visitors to enjoy all that our City has to offer, and asks that you respect our City Ordinances and State Laws”. Doughney concluded, “Our City has many unique shops and restaurants, as well as an iconic Pier and six (6) miles of scenic beaches. We simply ask that you respect our City, have a great time and act accordingly.”
Officers and Deputies will focus their combined efforts on the expeditious movement of traffic in and around the downtown core area, specifically State Routes 100 and A1A. In addition to traffic management throughout the week, Law Enforcement Officers will be patrolling the downtown area and Beach on ATV’s, bicycles, motorcycles and foot patrol. Law Enforcement’s areas of concern for the event are underage drinking, littering, illegal parking, and physical disturbances that tend to be caused by and/or associated with underage drinking or narcotics usage.
If you have any questions regarding this year’s Spring Break event, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.