Free Citizen Property Inventory System – “Report It”

report-itThe Flagler Beach Police Department is proud to introduce Report It, a free, proactive tracking tool that provides citizens an easy way to catalog their valuables.

What is “Report It”?   It’s a proactive on-line tool for recording information about your valuables in advance of a possible loss through theft, fire, flood, or other unforeseen event. Flagler Beach residents can input property information such as serial numbers, owner-applied numbers, photographs, and scans of receipts. It’s completely internet based, so you never have to worry about losing the data.

How much does “Report It” cost? This is a free service available to residents through the Flagler Beach Police Department and its partnership with “Leads Online.” Each account can store up to one-hundred (100) items. If additional storage is needed, please email Corporate and small business accounts are available upon request.

Why should I use “Report It”? Nobody expects to be the victim of property crime or a natural disaster. But if it does happen, you’ll be able to provide an inventory of your valuables to the Police for identification, and to your insurance provider to file a claim.

What type of property should I keep track of in “Report It”? Anything of value, such as collectibles, jewelry, electronics, machinery, lawn equipment, and even designer clothes and handbags.

Is “Report It” secure? Your information is accessed by your chosen user name and password, and is protected via a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) network connection, the same type of connection used to access your bank account. “Report It” is protected by the same high-level security measures used by financial institutions and government agencies.

Are the Police able to search the information stored in “Report It”? No. Your information can only be accessed by you using your username and password. If the need arises, you can print your entry from any computer with internet access and share it with Law Enforcement.

“This is a win-win for our community and the Department,” said Police Captain Matt Doughney. “Our partnership with “Leads Online” since 2014 has been extremely valuable in our efforts to combat crime in Flagler Beach. The “Report It” program is free, provides our citizens with an effective tool to document their valuables, and should they become a victim of theft or burglary, it enhances our ability to solve the case and return the property to its rightful owner.”

For additional information on the “Report It” program, please contact Captain Doughney at

(386) 517-2024 or view the awareness toolkit;


The website for “Report It” is:


New Program – “Online Transaction Safe Place”

Are you looking for a safer way to close your on-line (Craig’s List ®, “Facebook’s Swip- Swap”®, etc.) transactions? If the answer to that questions is yes, we’ve got a brand new program especially for you! The dangers of meeting strangers at a remote location to trade items has ended too many times in senseless violence and this trend continues to occur across the nation. This program is specifically designed to provide a safe place to trade, which in turn will protect all parties involved.

In a proactive effort to protect our citizens, the Flagler Beach Police Department is welcoming the public to utilize our Department’s lobby and parking lot to close their online transactions in a safer manner for all involved parties. The Flagler Beach Police Department is centrally located at 204 South Flagler Avenue. In addition to utilizing the Police Department as an “Online Transaction Safe Place”, our Police Officers will be available to stand by in order to increase both the buyer’s and seller’s sense of security.

Along with our commitment to the safety of all parties involved, the Flagler Beach Police Department is committed to ensuring that on-line transactions conducted in our City are being done so with merchandise that hasn’t been reported as stolen. Police Officers will be available to check any item’s serial number against the State of Florida and National databases (to include NCIC and Leads On-Line) to ensure that transactions don’t include items that have been reported and/or entered into databases as stolen.

How do I set up an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, please contact our Staff at the Police Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Feel free to stop by to make your appointment or call us at 386-517-2020.

If you have any questions about the aforementioned information, please contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

FPL Phone Scam Prevention

The Flagler Beach Police Department is providing this awareness announcement in an effort to warn and alert citizens in our community that there is a telephone “scam” currently taking place in the area.

The scams involves a phone call from an individual representing themselves as an employee from Florida Power Light (FPL). In the only reported case in Flagler Beach the business owner was skeptical of the call and refused to provide any information. The caller advised that the business failed to pay the previous month’s electric bill and that a payment needed to be made immediately.

Florida Power & Light is aware of the current “scam” and their website posted the following information; “Phone scammers posing as FPL employees are targeting customers across our 35 county service territory. These scammers are using false phone numbers that could appear on a caller ID to be FPL. They then threaten to shut the power off unless a payment is made immediately with a Green Dot Money-Pak card. These calls are not from FPL. We will never call and demand credit card information or take Green Dot Money-Pak cards as payment. In fact, we do not ask for any personal information from you unless you initiate the contact. If you ever receive a strange call and are in doubt, hang up and call us at the phone number list ed at t he bot tom of y our FP L bill.”

Citizens in our community should stay vigilant and maintain a healthy skepticism should they receive any telephone calls of this nature. If you receive a call of this nature and are unsure if it’s legitimate, becautious and contact your local Law Enforcement agency for assistance.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

Additional on-line information on FPL “Scams, Fraud & Imposters” can be located at; The toll free phone number to report any FPL scam is 1-800-226-3545.

PSA – Move Over Law

The Flagler Beach Police Department is providing this information in an effort to educate our citizens and visitors on Florida State Statute 316.126; better known as the Move Over Law. increasing awareness and compliance with this Statute will assist with our goal to make the City of Flagler Beach a safer place to live, work and visit.

o On a two (2) lane roadway (such as SRA1A), youre required to slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.

o If the speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, you must slow down to five (5) miles per hour.

o If you are driving on an interstate or roadway with multiple lanes of travel in the same direction (such as SR100), and you approach an Emergency or Law Enforcement vehicle parked along the roadway, you must vacate the lane closest to that vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. If youre not able to move over safely, you must slow down to a speed of 20 MPH below the posted speed limit; unless directed otherwise by a Law Enforcement Officer.

o Violating the “Move Over Lawputs lives in jeopardy. These lives include Law Enforcement Officers, Sanitation and Utility workers, other motorists, pedestrians and even your own life. Effective July 1, 2014, the Statute was changed to include sanitation vehicles and utility service vehicles.

o Violating the “Move Over Lawin Flagler County can result in a $136.00 fine and three (3) points on your Driver’s License.

Florida State Statue 316.126 in its entirety can be located via computer at; If you have any questions about the information in this announcement, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.


Vehicle Burglary Prevention Tips

The New Year is upon us and as we move into 2 015 there remains a criminal element within our society that’s always looking to commit “crimes of opportunity”. One of if not the most popular “crime of opportunity” is the burglary to an unlocked vehicle. The unlawful entering into unlocked vehicles can (and do) occur in places where there is a large concentration of vehicles, such as shopping plaza’s, churches and restaurants and can also occur to a single vehicle parked in the driveway of a residential street.
Here are some proactive tips which will hopefully keep you from becoming a victim.

  • Do not leave anything of value in plain sight within your vehicle. Hide valuables in the truck or under the seats.
  • Always lock your car doors! If your vehicle is unlocked while parked in your driveway, unlocked at the mall or unlocked at a convenience store, it’s vulnerable. Leaving your vehicle unlocked makes it convenient for the burglar!
  • Park in well lighted areas.
  • When shopping, always make sure to place purchases in the trunk and out of sight before going to the next shopping area to park.
  • Try to maintain a “clutter free” vehicle.
  • Remove GPS systems from view when leaving vehicle.

These tips are provided in an effort to prevent crime and assist us in making Flagler Beach a safer place to live, work and visit. Please remember to “Hide it,Lock it or be prepared to lose it”.

If you have any questions about the aforementioned information, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department for assistance.

Narcotics Overdose Prevention Education

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled.

The NOPE Task Force of Volusia/Flagler County


Narcotics Overdose Prevention Education, Parent and Community Information Seminar

Friday, October 24, 2014—5:30 p.m.

Government Services Building; 1769 E Moody BLVD—bldg. 2; Bunnell, FL

In 2013, 96 people in Volusia County and 11 people in Flagler County died from accidental overdose…

Just ONE TIME could kill you…. Be the hero… Call 911!

One of the most powerful presentations you will see with your child!

This information is being shared with Flagler County Public School students in grade 7 during school hours. If your child missed the opportunity, or if you want to share this impactful presentation with them, please attend.

EVERYONE is invited.