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May 2018

National Police Week

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

National Police Week - Heros Live Forever
2018 Kiwanis Officer of the Year Matthew Hirschi

2018 Kiwanis Officer of the Year, Officer Matthew Hirschi

2018 Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year Corporal Shane Tully

2018 Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year, Corporal Shane Tully

Share The Road

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: May's Motorcycle and Bicycle Awareness Month

May is National Bicycle Safety Month

Bicycling is a great way to stay in shape, commute, and spend time outdoors. Flagler County has a variety of biking trails including Bulow Trails, Graham Swamp, Lehigh Trail, and Linear Park. But before you hop on a bike, make sure you are safe. May is National Bicycle Safety Month. Remember that bikes share the road with motorists, so it is important to avoid hazards and bike safely.

BicycleWear a properly fitted helmet that meets safety standards.
BicycleFollow the rules of the road; cyclists must follow the same rules as motorists.
BicycleRide single-file in the direction of traffic, and watch for opening car doors and other hazards.
BicycleUse hand signals when turning and use crosswalks at intersections.
BicycleWear bright clothing and ride during the day. If riding at night, wear reflective clothing and have lights in the front and back.
BicycleMake sure the bike is equipped with reflectors on the rear, front, pedals and spokes.

CLick it or Ticket

National Click It or Ticket Campaign begins May 14th, and ends June 3th, 2018.

FCSO Hopes to Track Missing Persons Faster With
Scent Tracking Kits

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is offering its citizens free scent tracking kits by Find-M’ Friends Inc. that are available for pick up at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Operations Center in Bunnell. The scent tracking kits are easy to use and consist of a wipe and an airtight container. To use, a person will rub the included wipe along their neck, arms, back of their hands and their face. Then, the wipe is secured in the airtight container, labeled with the name of the person swabbed, and stored in a safe, dry place out of direct sunlight.

"The entire process takes only moments and it could be the difference between life and death should you or a loved ever go missing," Sheriff Rick Staly said. "From our experience, those prone to going missing are adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s and searching for them takes a lot of resources and this might allow us to find them faster. These scent tracking kits could save a life and we are providing them to anyone who would like one free of charge."

If a resident of Flagler County goes missing after completing a scent tracking kit, our tracking K-9s or bloodhounds from Tomoka Correctional will have a pure sample of that person’s scent to track and can potentially have an easier time finding that missing person. Anyone wishing to obtain a scent tracking kit should stop by the Sheriff’s Operation Center located at 901 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, FL 32110 or call 386-437-4116.