Chief's Corner

Police Chief's Corner - Newsletter
May 2016

Bunnell Officer named Crime Stoppers Law Enforcement 2016 Officer of the year for Flagler County!

Crime Stoppers LEO of the Year

In October of 2015, Corporal Matt Mortimer responded to a call regarding an unresponsive 5 month old infant. Upon arrival, Corporal Mortimer immediately began to administer CPR on the child. He continued until the infant started to take short rapid breaths, at which point paramedics arrived and took over.

During his investigation, Corporal Mortimer observed injuries on the child indicating signs of abuse. Based on the evidence acquired through thorough investigation, the infant’s mother and boyfriend were arrested and charged with child abuse and neglect.

I am extremely proud of Corporal Matt Mortimer for his outstanding dedicated service to the citizens of Bunnell.

Chief Tom Foster

"Click It or Ticket" Seat Belt Campaign Under Way

The City of Bunnell Police Department has joined the state and national traffic safety campaign and are watching to make sure everyone is wearing a seat belt, especially now during the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Click It or Ticket began Monday, May 23, 2016, and continues through Sunday, June 5.

Note: Florida law requires all drivers and front-seat passengers to wear a seat belt. Passengers under 18 must wear a seat belt regardless of where they sit in the vehicle. Children under 3 years of age must be properly secured in an approved car seat. Children 4 and 5 years of age must be restrained in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt. A person not wearing a seat belt may be issued a $116 citation. For child restraint violations, drivers can be issued a $166 citation.