Starke Police Department

  • Agency: Starke Police Department
  • Address: 830 Edwards Rd, Starke, 32091 FL
  • Chief: Jeff Johnson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 904-964-5400

Starke Police Department is located at 830 Edwards Rd, Starke, 32091 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeff Johnson. The Starke Police Department phone number is 904-964-5400.

Starke Police Department News

Help us help the children for Christmas.

Attention Bradford High School football fans: The Tornadoes are hosting a Region 2-4A semifinal football game against Keystone Heights this Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets for red seats are currently on sale through Thursday, Nov. 9, for $10 for the general public and season ticket holders in the BHS bookkeeping office. All season ticket holders will have their seats reserved through Wednesday, Nov. 8. Please see Mrs. Johnson by Wednesday for your reserved seats. General admission tickets will be sold at the gate on Friday for $8. Please note that only state series passes will be accepted at the main football gate. This information was copied from Cliff Smelley.

🚧🚨🚧🚨Construction Warning🚨🚧🚨🚧 A third construction project started this week inside Starke city limits that is scheduled for the next 140 days (March 2018) on West Madison Street from Orange Street to South Water Street and SE 144th Street (Mullins Grade) from the hours of 8am to approximately 5:30pm. The construction will include repaving of the roads and will require a daily lane closure. Please use caution when traveling any construction zones. Also, a reminder that part of this construction includes a railroad crossing and there have been several complaints regarding traffic stopping on the railroad tracks. Remember to pay close attention to the traffic in front of you and allow adequate space between vehicles. If there is not enough room, please do not risk the chance of getting caught on the railroad tracks. We understand that the increased construction adds minutes to your daily route, so please be patient and allow enough time in your travels. As always, we are asking for our followers to share this post throughout the community so that everyone is aware and travels safely. Thank you! #StarkePD

ATTENTION: WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FULL TIME OFFICERS. Applications can be picked up and turned in at the Starke Police Department. Listed below are the minimun qualifications and duties for the available positions: To become employed as a certified law enforcement officer for the Starke Police Department, individuals must: *Be at least 19 years of age. *Be a citizen of the United States. *Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. *Not have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.  *Have not plead guilty or nolo contendere to, or found guilty of a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement,  *Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.  *Have good moral character.  *Successfully completed the Florida Basic Recruit Training Program for Law Enforcement Officers.  *Achieved a passing score on the State Officer Certification Examination.  *Have been fingerprinted by the employing agency with prints processed by the FDLE and the FBI.  *Successfully passed a background investigation, to include drug testing.  *Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician.  *Complied with mandatory retraining or educational requirements, if already a certified officer. Duties and responsibilities of a Starke Police Officer, assigned to the Patrol Division include, but not limited to:  *Answering calls for service and general public assistance, providing the necessary aid and recording the information pertinent to the incident.  *Complete area coverage and performance of tasks to accomplish Department objectives.  *The preliminary investigation of all cases, including the preservation of evidence and effecting arrests.  *Enforcement of all traffic laws, regulations of traffic flow and investigation of all accidents.  *Selective traffic enforcement and visible patrol.  *Inspection and premise checks for all business, industrial and governmental buildings.  *Identifying hazards and reporting them to the proper department component for corrective action.

***UPDATE*** Elsie Keel has been located in Levy County where her vehicle was observed on the side of the roadway after running out of fuel. We greatly appreciate everyone sharing this post and assisting in her safe return. MISSING!!!! Elsie Keel(5'4", approx. 100lbs) was last seen in the area of N. Orange Street/Legion Terrace in Starke, wearing denim shorts and a blue/green pull over t-shirt. She left her residence on Legion Terrance at approximately 9:00am this morning, in a tan colored 2004 Ford Taurus, bearing FL tag# I186TY. The vehicle has tinted windows and a gator head logo on the rear windshield. Keel is believed to possibly suffer from dementia. If you come into contact with Elsie Keel, please notify Starke Police Department at (904)966-6161.

Gifts of appreciation from a few children. Thank you for the cookies.

Line crews are still hard at it currently working a major repair on Oak Street. We'll continue to be there, for your safety, until your neighborhood's electrical service is restored.

Please stay inside. We don't want this to be you.

We're (SFR, SPD, BCSO) getting wet, and clearing the fallen trees for you. STAY INSIDE-STAY SAFE.

Stay safe. Plan where your safe room is in your house.

Fallen tree cut up. Linemen up in buckets. This is why we ask you to STAY SAFE-STAY INSIDE.

We are still planning, coordinating and working to minimize hazards, threats to your safety, and power outages. For your safety, the City of Starke will be under CURFEW from 12:00 noon today, through 8:00pm Monday. Essential travel only. Roadways are flooding as Alligator Creek is already at a record high, trees are falling due to ground saturation combined with squalls, and Public Safety is patrolling multiple areas for quick hazard identification and response. STAY SAFE. STAY INSIDE!

*************UPDATE************* Today's Sandbag Update. Sandbag pick-up has been relocated to the Edwards Road Ball Fields. It is now a self fill site. The City of Starke will have sandbag distribution beginning at 8:30 am tomorrow, Saptember 7, 2017. There is a 20 bag load limit and proof of Bradford County residency is required. The distribution location is at the corner of N. Orange St. and W. Washington St. Near the City Yard.

We have obtained a composite of the TD Bank suspect. Please help us circulate this composite. If you believe you recognize the suspect based on the composite, please call (904)964-5400 to speak with a detective or (904)966-6161, so dispatch can have an officer speak with you. Thank you.

On Sunday, August 27, 2017 patrol officers responded to New Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in reference to the church being burglarized and money stolen from within. Upon arrival, officers learned that during the last month the church had been burglarized approximately 4 times, and church funds taken. On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Detective S. Clark and Officer J. Molina conducted a sting operation in which they were positioned inside the church to intercept the burglar/thief. At approximately 3:00am a male subject, later identified as Ronald L. Brown, entered the church by prying a rear door using screw drivers. He was apprehended within the church while in the process of attempting to remove church funds. Brown was initially detained, however, it was deteremined that he has a notable mental disability, and is a former member of the Bradford County ARC. Brown was transported to his residence, and will be charged with the following: Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure, Grand Theft, and Possession of Burglary Tools.

TD Bank Robbery Update: The hat image is the same type hat worn by the robbery supect.

**********************************UPDATE****************************************** Additional vehicle description is Royal Blue in color with dark tinted windows. At approximately 12:55 pm officers responded to the TD Bank located at the corner of SR 100 (W. Madison St.) and S. Orange St. in response to a Robbery. The suspect is described as a black male, thin build, approximately 6' tall. He was last seen wearing a Black cap with a white or light colored graffiti pattern on the front, a black hoodie and what appears to be black, gray camo patterned pants. The subject was last seen fleeing west on Madison Street. Canvassing the neighborhood, it was learned that an older model compact car, Lt. Blue or baby blue in color was slowly driving back and forth in the area west of the bank on Madison St. That vehicle was observed travelling South on S. Westmoreland St.shortly after the suspect fled the bank. Please contact the Combined Communication Center at (904)966-6161 if you have any information pertaining to this case or recognize the suspect in the photo.

🚧🚨🚧🚨Traffic Alert🚨 🚧🚨🚧 We are aware of the traffic light at the intersection of US HWY 301 and State Road 16 short cycling for north and southbound traffic. Our patrol officers manually cycled the light for over an hour trying to clear up the traffic congestion. A crew is currently en route to correct the issue. As always, we appreciate y'all's patience while traveling through town. Also, a huge Thank You to the citizen that stopped and provided both of our officers with a cold bottle of water. It was greatly appreciated sir. #StarkePD

*****************UPDATE***************** This little fellow has been reunited with his owner. Thank you to the citizen that follows our fb page, recognized the little fellow and contacted the owner. As we always say; If you See something, Hear something, or know something, then Say something. Help us find his owner. This little fellow just showed up at the Starke Police Department. If you recognize him and/or know his owner please help us get him home.

The Starke Police Department and Chief Jeff Johnson are deeply saddened by the loss of a special man who dedicated so many years of his life to the service of his Lawtey Community. Chief Jordan will be missed. We would like to offer prayers to his family for comfort and peace through this time.

Chief Jeff Johnson often speaks of how proud he is of his officers in the performance of their daily duties and responsibilities. Today he wanted to share this 'Life Saving' effort and recognition with you. "Great job Officer Logan Hough."

'FLIPPING' The Starke Police Department and Chief Jeff Johnson would like to kindly remind the citizens of Starke to 'Help us Prevent Crime'. We have seen a recent increase in vehicle burglaries to unlocked vehicles. These vehicle burglaries are crimes of opportunity (UNLOCKED) vehicles, that provide the criminal with the opportunity to enter your vehicle with minimal sound, alert or attention. This criminal practice is known as 'Flipping'. Why smash a window and make all that noise, or take the time to manipulate a locking device, when all one needs to do is "Flip" the door handle, open the door, reach inside or sit in the vehicle and help themselves to your valuables. Don't give them that chance. Lock your car doors anytime you are away from your vehicle. Make it part of your daily routine to double check your vehicle locks when it is time to settle in at home. Be aware, be proactive, be secure. If you observe someone walking in and out of driveways, between houses, in between vehicles throughout a parking lot, call dispatch at (904)966-6161 and let us respond to check your suspicions.

Be aware. Be prepared.

The 2017 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, Labor Day Enforcement Wave runs from August 16th through September 4th, 2017. This is a high-visibility national enforcement campaign with a zero tolerance for drunk driving. Don't Risk Your Life or Jeopardize the Lives of Others.

Chief Jeff Johnson and the Starke Police Department are proud to welcome back our dedicated and experienced School Crossing Guard. Thank you Joe Gordon for helping our children get to school safe.