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

As we recognize National Police Week there are no words to describe these three beautiful tributes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9oc8pDjDSg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3SXjhEpQrs&t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csFqMNPSUyQ

A special thanks to the Michelle Dawson, the staff and residents of Savannah Grand for providing lunch to the FBPD on Thursday in recognition of National Police Week. Many very nice people and a good build a burger lunch. On Friday, Pam Austin of First Federal Bank brought sandwiches and fruit - really good sandwiches. Earlier in the week Stephen Jordan from Quality Health brought a really nice cake. In fact so good, it was half eaten before we could get a picture. And too, local Realtor Tonya Rice brought a lollypop bouquet. THANKS to everyone for your thoughtfulness. It is a pleasure and an honor to serve this wonderful community.

On May 3, 2018, the pictured male and and a female entered the Coastal Vision Center located at 6 South 14th Street. The female selected seven pair of eyeglass frames and concealed them in her purse. While the male cannot be seen actually participating in the theft, he is key to identifying the female. If you have any information please contact Detective Tina Smith at 904-310-3216.

Thank you to the nice lady who brought our officers some treats this morning. Very thoughtful and unique.

It was great honor to be invited by Sheriff Bill Leeper to participate in the Nassau County Law Enforcement Memorial Services on May 2nd. We value and appreciate our partnership with the Sheriff's Office.

On April 14, 2018, an employee at Boost Mobile on 8th Street had her vehicle burglarized. Cash and a credit card were stolen. Shortly after the burglary, the female pictured above attempted to use the stolen credit card twice at the Island Wal-Mart. The suspect was driven (backseat passenger) to Wal-Mart in the pictured white car possibly a Chrysler 300). The victim suspects two men who were in the store distracted her, while someone else burglarized her car. One male is described as dark skinned and the other as a light skinned, possibly bi-racial male with a large gap between his front teeth. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Christina Woods at 904-310-3218.

Video shows that on April 19th at 1:15am a small dark pickup truck entered the Fernandina Marina parking lot. Two subjects exited the truck and went to a boat docked in the Marina. These two people then stole two 65 gallon Yeti coolers from the boat. Both coolers have a red “X” on the bottom and a name and phone are carved in the lip. One cooler (pictured) has "Fish Amelia Island" on the front. If anyone has any information as to the identity of the persons who stole these coolers, please contact Detective Christina Woods at 904-310-3218.

Great community effort by the GFWC Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach, the Fernandina Beach Police Department and the Fernandina Beach Fire Department in organizing the 2018 Southside Elementary School Bicycle Rodeo.

Visitation for Senior Police Chaplain Don McFadyen will be held Monday, April 23, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Oxley Heard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church Fernandina Beach.

It is with great sadness that we notify our community of the passing of Senior Police Chaplain Don McFadyen. Chaplain McFadyen served the Fernandina Beach Police Department and the citizens of Fernandina Beach for over 21 years. He was always there to provide counsel to police officers and their families in time of need as well as to assist community members involved in traumatic situations. In addition to serving as a Police Chaplain, he was also a member of the Police Auxiliary Corps where he volunteered countless hours assisting with community events. THANK YOU Chaplain McFadyen for your selfless service, you will be missed.

The Fernandina Beach Police and Fire Departments are teaming up to provide scholarships to selected FBHS Seniors. One of the fund raising events includes a basketball game between police officers and fire fighters on July 20th which the public is invited to attend. Sponsorship options are also available. All proceeds and donations go to the scholarship fund which is administered by the Fernandina Beach Police Foundation.

Members of the Fernandina Beach Police Department were proud to participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics. The Law Enforcement Torch Run started in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas and is the largest grass roots fund raising movement for the Special Olympics. Members of the FBPD and the community carried the Torch from Seaside Park and went up Sadler Road to Publix, a corporation that is main sponsor of the event. The torch was later transferred to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.

We were honored to support the The Arc Nassau at today's Celebrity Waiters Luncheon, led by Circuit Judge Robert Foster at Ciao Italian Bistro. The Arc Nassau is committed to educating, motivating and encouraging individuals with varying abilities to achieve independence, and enjoy successful and fulfilling lives. Administrative Coordinator Wendy Gaskill, Chief Jim Hurley, Captain David Bishop and Deputy Chief Mark Foxworth supported the cause and represented the FBPD.

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In July, 2017 the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) sent a team of assessors to review the policies, practices and work product of the Fernandina Beach Police Department. A detailed report was provided to the Commission and the FBPD was re-accredited for a three year period. The FBPD was first accredited in 2005 and has been re-accredited each three year cycle since then. Late last month Chief Jim Hurley, Deputy Chief Mark Foxworth and Captain Jim Norman traveled to the Commission's Conference and received the re-accreditation award. In the photo with the FBPD team is Commission Chair, Anthony Holloway, Chief of Police, St. Petersburg FL and Lori Mizell, Executive Director of the CFA.

Over a three day period in late January the guy in this photo is believed to have stolen well over $1000.00 in merchandise from the Wal Mart Store on the Island. If you know who he is we would appreciate you contacting Sergeant Tracey Hamilton at 904-310-3215.

SHE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED - THANKS TO OUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS. We would appreciate any help in identifying the woman in this photo. On January 24th at about 1:40pm she was in the Wal Mart on the Island and is believed to have stolen several items to include two digital cameras. If you know how she is please give Sergeant Tracey Hamilton a call at 904-310-3215.

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.