Chief's Corner

Police Chief's Corner - Newsletter
October 2016

Coffee With a Cop

Chief Foster would like to invite folks from the community to come out and have a cup of coffee with him on Friday October 21th at 8:00 AM at the State Street Diner (601 N. State Street, Bunnell).

Agenda Free

No Barriers

Problem Solving

Coffee WIth a Cop
Arrest Breast Cancer

Arrest Breast Cancer, Unlock the Cure

The Bunnell Police Department is showing our support for National Breast Cancer Awareness during the month October by displaying pink badges on our uniforms. It is our hope to increase awareness of this dreadful disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Each officer has purchased their own badge in support of our community, and 10 percent of all sales is donated to the national cancer fund.

Beware of Fraud, Scams and Price Gouging

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the Florida Emergency Response Team and FEMA have released a press release advising what to look for and what to avoid. Click here to read the press release.

Halloween Safety tips from the
Bunnell Police Department

Before Halloween:
Try to choose bright costumes, and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks so they are easily visible.
Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.
Make sure children know your cellphone number, their home phone number, and address in case you get separated.
Teach children how to call 911 in an emergency.
Teach children to say “NO!” in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat or leave with them. Tell them to try everything to escape, including yelling, hitting, and kicking.

On Halloween:
Make sure older children take friends and stay together while trick-or-treating.
Never send younger children out alone- they should be with a parent, guardian, or another trusted adult.
Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats.
Don’t let children enter a home unless you’re with them.
Be sure children do no approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them.

Other Tips:
Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating. Make sure you’re walking and not running from house to house.
Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks.
Lower your risk of eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Only walk on sidewalks. If not possible, walk along the far edge of the road facing traffic.
Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
EEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame resistant costumes.