Doughnuts with Doughney

The Flagler Beach Police Department and “Kool Beenz Coffee” have partnered to host “Doughnuts with Doughney” on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  “Kool Beenz Coffee” is located at 1842A South Oceanshore Boulevard, in Flagler Beach, Florida.

“Doughnuts with Doughney is similar to “Coffee with a Cop” in that it provides the public an opportunity to meet and speak openly with Chief Doughney about issues and/or concerns in Flagler Beach.  The location of the meeting provides citizens easy access to “Kool Beenz Coffee” and Chief Doughney, in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere.

 “The new year is under way and before you know it Bike Week and Spring Break will be right around the corner. We’d like to hear about any concerns that our citizens may have with our City, whether it’s with regards to upcoming Spring events or the A1A construction project.” Doughney said.  

Doughney concluded by stating “The owners, Jody and Tim, are new business owners in our City and the “Kool Beenz Coffee” is located within the A1A road work zone.  We want everyone to know that our businesses in the A1A work zone are open during the A1A project.  We look forward to receiving input from our community on any issue, so that we can address their concerns, which in turn will help make our City a safer place to live, work and visit”.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.

Toys for Tickets

4th 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 5, 2018 and continuing through Monday, December 10, 2018, 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


“This program has grown tremendously since its inception in 2014 and it’s become a staple of the holiday season here in Flagler Beach.  We’re looking forward to another successful campaign again this year.” stated Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney.   “The joy of the holiday season is the foundation of this program and the publics positive reaction over the past three (3) years to this initiative has been absolutely incredible” Doughney continued.  “Keeping our roadways safe during the holidays is our goal and this programs mantra of “paying it forward” is a great way to assist families in our community that need help during the holidays.”


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


Biketoberfest & Motorcycle Safety

“2018 Biketoberfest® & Motorcycle Safety”


This year marks the 26th annual Biketoberfest® motorcycle event which begins tomorrow, Thursday, October 18th and continues through Sunday, October 21st.   The following information is being provided in advance of the event to educate visitors and residents with motorcycle related laws.


During Biketoberfest®, the Flagler Beach Police Department will be enforcing hazardous moving violations, which include but are not limited to; careless driving, aggressive careless driving, reckless driving, excessive speed, racing on a highway (drag racing) and driving under the influence (DUI).  Additionally, the following non-moving Statutes are in effect in the State of Florida and will be enforced;


316.211 – Equipment for motorcycles:

(2)  A person may not operate a motorcycle unless the person is wearing an eye-protective device over his or her eyes.


316.304 – Wearing of headsets:

(1)  No person shall operate a vehicle while wearing a headset, headphone, or other listening device, other than a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human hearing.


316.405 Motorcycle headlights to be turned on:

(1)  Any person who operates a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle on the public streets or highways shall, while so engaged, have the headlight or headlights of such motorcycle or motor-driven cycle turned on.


The goal for this year’s Biketoberfest® event is the safety of visitors and residents as well as compliance with the laws of the State of Florida.  We hope this year’s Biketoberfest® provides our visitors, residents and businesses with many happy memories and thank you in advance for helping make this year’s event a safe event for everyone.


If you have any questions regarding this year’s Biketoberfest®, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.


Community Eye Watch

Community Eye Watch Program


The Flagler Beach Police Department is respectfully requesting our City’s residents and business owner’s assistance in helping us solving crimes by participating in a new endeavor that’s designed to catch criminals and hold them accountable for their actions.  How can you help?  Check this out!

The creation of the “Community Eye Watch Program” started with our Departments Patrol Officers canvassing neighborhoods after a crime had occurred in an effort to determine if video surveillance footage was available.  The inception of this idea has blossomed into the “Community Eye Watch Program”, which enlists our community to help us develop a real-time database of residences and businesses in our City that are equipped with video surveillance systems.  Should a crime occur, Officers can access the database and then quickly determine which residences and businesses may have footage that will ultimately help us solve that crime.  “This new community policing initiative allows our residents and business owners the opportunity to help us solve cases and make our City a safer place to live, work and visit” said Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney.  “Our Patrol Officers deserve all the credit for this program and it shows their commitment and desire to keep Flagler Beach safe!  Kudos to them for “thinking outside the box” and for working hard on this program” Doughney concluded.

Under Florida State Statute 281.301, the database created for this investigative purpose, which will be maintained by the Police Department, is exempt from public record.  We hope that the confidentiality of this database will assist in helping residents and business owners register their home and/or business.

For additional information regarding the “Community Eye Watch Program”, please contact Detective Yelvington at (386) 517-2020 extension 307.  To download forms for the “Community Eye Watch Program”, please access our website at

Varn Park Closed

Varn Park closed for dunes restoration


July 25, 2018 – Varn Park is closed to the public and is temporarily being used as the staging area for Flagler County’s dune restoration project. Jungle Hut Park is now reopened.

Nearly 6 miles of dunes have been fortified to date. The completed area stretches from the northern reach of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park to the halfway mark between Jungle Hut Road and Varn Park. Also, a short section of the Painters Hill area has been fortified.

“The next section of the dunes project is the 1.4 miles north of Varn Park,” said Alex Spiller, project administrator for construction. “From there we will move south.”

It will take several weeks, if not months, for crews to complete the work from the Varn Park staging area. High tides, daylight, and weather affect the length of the workday.

“Our staff has been working diligently to keep this project on track,” County Commission Chair Greg Hansen said. “We know it’s a hardship when we have to close a park like this, and we appreciate everyone’s patience.”


Flagler County ocean side parks are open in areas where the dunes work has been completed and Mobi-Mats installed – MalaCompra Park, Old Salt Park (at the end of 16th Road), and Jungle Hut Park.

Signs have also been installed in these areas reminding users to “Dodge the Dunes.” People, dogs and horses are all prohibited from walking on the protective dunes.