Fernandina Beach Police Department

  • Agency: Fernandina Beach Police Department
  • Address: 1525 Lime Street, Fernandina Beach, 32034 FL
  • Chief: James T Hurley (Chief of Police)
Phone: (904) 277-7342
Fax: (904) 310-3461

Fernandina Beach Police Department is located at 1525 Lime Street, Fernandina Beach, 32034 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is James T Hurley. The Fernandina Beach Police Department phone number is (904) 277-7342.

Fernandina Beach Police Department News

The Fernandina Beach Police Department is excited to be participating in the upcoming COMMUNICATIONS WITH COPS event sponsored by the Elm Street Sportsman Association on February 17th at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Center in Fernandina Beach. Detectives Joshua Simmons and Matt Douglass will be discussing their roles as detectives assigned to the newly formed Crime Suppression Unit. City Manager Dale Martin and Fire Chief Ty Silcox will also be addressing the audience. The event will run from 1:00pm to 3:00pm with the goal of refining and strengthening law enforcement relations within the community.

Saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Charles Horton on February 4th. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Horton played the role of the Fernandina Beach Police Chief in the 2012 film "The Diary of Preston Plummer." Several scenes took place at the Police Department on Lime Street. He is shown here with the young star, Rumer Willis (the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore), the Director, Sean Ackerman (center), Chief Hurley, and actor Trevor Morgan.

The Fernandina Beach Police Department held its annual awards banquet last night at the municipal golf course. Highlights included Judge Robert Foster administering the Oath of Office to new police officers, David Swanson, Stephen Moreno, and Michael Pensa. Detective Chris Kopinski was named 2017 Police Officer of the Year, while Steve Minahan was chosen as our civilian Employee of the year. John Bertsch, an outstanding member of our Police Auxiliary Corps, was selected as the Volunteer of the Year, and Janice Ancrum, Executive Director of the Nassau County Council on Aging was given our Chaplain Don McFadyen Community Service Award. Officer Mike Mazuryk was selected to receive the department's 2017 Traffic Safety and DUI Enforcement Award. Congratulations to all those being recognized and a special thank you to all those supporting our police officers, civilian employees, and volunteers.

Karen Jones, Police Foundation Treasurer, her husband Ted and Police Foundation Board Member Wendy Langley.

The Fernandina Beach Police Department held its annual awards banquet last night at the municipal golf course. Highlights included Judge Robert Foster administering the Oath of Office to new police officers, David Swanson, Stephen Moreno, and Michael Pensa. Detective Chris Kopinski was named 2017 Police Officer of the Year, while Steve Minahan was chosen as our civilian Employee of the year. John Bertsch, an outstanding member of our Police Auxiliary Corps, was selected as the Volunteer of the Year, and Janice Ancrum, Executive Director of the Nassau County Council on Aging was given our Chaplain Don McFadyen Community Service Award. Officer Mike Mazuryk was selected to receive the department's 2017 Traffic Safety and DUI Enforcement Award. Congratulations to all those being recognized and a special thank you to all those supporting our police officers, civilian employees, and volunteers.

The Fernandina Beach Police Department softball team lost a hard fought, suspenseful first round game in the annual United Way charity tournament held at the City's Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex. The Nassau County Sheriff's Department prevailed 14-13. The Nassau County Fire Department was the eventual tournament champion. The big winner was local charities! Thank you all for coming out to watch the games and to participate in the events.

The Fernandina Beach Police Department was honored to be able to participate in the fourth annual Bridging the Gap service hosted by Reverend Anthony Daniel of the Historic Macedonia AME Church. It is an honor to serve in such a caring and involved community. In the photo are Sheriff Bill Leeper, Dr. Johnetta Myers, Reverend Ida Iverson, Reverend Anthony Daniel, Deputy Chief Mark Foxworth.

Police Chief Jim Hurley is currently meeting in Orlando with police administrators from across the state at the Florida Police Chiefs Conference. Training and discussion topics include issues related to legislative initiatives, the opioid epidemic, response to sexual assault, and other public safety issues. Pictured left to right; Chief Jim Hurley, Chief Kevin Lystad (President, Florida Police Chiefs Association), and Assistant Chief Michael Gregory, Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

On November 8th, the person in this photo is believed to have stolen items from the Fernandina Beach Wal Mart. He fled the store and may have entered a van that was gold and brown in color. If anyone has any information as to this person's identity, please contact Detective Tina Smith at 904-310-3216.

On Wednesday night December 13th members of the Fernandina Beach Police Department were humbled to be able to take 150 children shopping for Christmas at the annual Shop With Cops event. The program is funded through donations from the community and in cooperation with the Fernandina Beach Police Foundation. THANKS to all who made donations and those who helped with the event.

On Wednesday night December 13th members of the Fernandina Beach Police Department were humbled to be able to take 150 children shopping for Christmas at the annual Shop With Cops event. The program is funded through donations from the community and in cooperation with the Fernandina Beach Police Foundation. THANKS to all who made donations and those who helped with the event.

Tim Pendergast, Operations Director for the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, once again provided very generous support to the FBPD and NCSO Shop with Cops programs on behalf of Bill Warner and all of our wonderful friends at the Concours d'Elegance.

The FBPD was delighted to get a visit from Dawn Lunt (R) and Shelly Hirsh (L) from the Eight Flags American Business Women's Association. Dawn and Shelly presented the FBPD with a generous check for the Shop with Cops Program. THANK YOU Dawn and Shelly!

Tonight's Christmas Parade has been postponed due to weather. It has been rescheduled for December 16th at 6:00pm.

We are sharing the NCSO press release concerning the most recent scam in the North Florida area. Whether it is a person claiming to be a law enforcement officer, an IRS representative or anyone else asking for money, NEVER pay anything without first obtaining a call back number to verify their validity. Law Enforcement Officers will not call and ask for money, especially through a money transfer company. If in doubt contact the NCSO at 225-5174 or the FBPD at 277-7342.

On October 18th, the male in this photograph entered the Wal Mart Store on South 14th Street and is suspected of taking over $300.00 worth of merchandise. The woman in the photo was with him and they left in a blue Honda SUV. If you have any information as to the identity of the individuals, please contact Detective Michelle Arseneau at 310-3217.

On 9/20/2017, a cell phone was stolen from the Fernandina Food Mart on South 14th Street. The suspect is a white male, short brown hair, with a tattoo on his right shoulder. If you have any information on the identity of the suspect or the female, please call Detective Michelle Arseneau at 310-3217.

CONGRATULATIONS to Police Sergeant Freddie Peake. Sergeant Peake placed third in the Department of Environmental Protection's State Park's Summer 2017 Photo contest. Sergeant Peake took this amazing selfie with a Go-Pro. Other submissions can be viewed at: http://www.flstateparksphotos.com

UPDATE: OWNER and PUP ARE REUNITED. ♫Reunited, and it feels so good, Reunited 'cause we understood There's one perfect fit And, sugar, this one is it We both are so excited 'cause we're reunited, hey, hey♫ This little pup was found wondering Downtown. She is currently at the Nassau Humane Society 639 Airport Rd, Fernandina Beach, Phone: (904) 321-1647. We sure hope she gets reunited with her owner soon.

Our police officers had a great time participating in Trick or Treat Down the Streets this morning.

On Friday, October 27th at about 3:00pm a local resident was on the beach with her dog when two dogs described as pitbulls with red leashes, attacked her and her dog. The attack resulted in a fairly serious injury to the victim's arm. A woman described as middle aged, heavy set with short brunet hair then took the dogs and left the beach at Access 28. She did not provide any information as to her identity or the status of the dogs' vaccination history. If you have any information as to the identity of the owner of the dogs, please contact the FBPD at 277-7342 or 310-3202.

This person is suspected of stealing several pairs of glasses from Eye Envy on Sadler Road. The theft took place in the early afternoon of October 24th. If you have any information as to her identity, please contact Detective Tina Smith at 310-3216.

This morning about 4:45am our officers found a set of golf clubs on South Fletcher Avenue. If you are missing your golf clubs or know someone who is, please contact our Property and Evidence Officer, Al Smith at 310-3220 and provide a description to him.