Daytona Beach Shore Department of Public Safety

  • Agency: Daytona Beach Shore Department of Public Safety
  • Address: 3050 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, 32118 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: (386) 248-1777

Daytona Beach Shore Department of Public Safety is located at 3050 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, 32118 FL. The Daytona Beach Shore Department of Public Safety phone number is (386) 248-1777.

Daytona Beach Shore Department of Public Safety News

Here are some Halloween safety tips from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: Motorists: ❗Stay alert. Neighborhoods that don’t normally have a lot of pedestrian and bicycle traffic may experience an increase on Halloween night. Trick-or-treaters may suddenly dart into traffic from between parked cars. 🚘 Slow Down. Give children lots of time to cross the street. Their costumes may impair their ability to see and hear you, and to get out of your way quickly. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Be cautious. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood. Kids will be excited and may forget to “stop, look, and listen” before they cross the street. Parents and Caregivers: 🎃 Be seen. Try to purchase or make costumes that are light colored and clearly visible to motorists. Decorate or trim costumes and treat bags/containers with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of a car’s headlights. 🎃 Prevent falling or tripping hazards. Make sure costumes are short enough so they don’t cause children to trip or fall. Children should wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes. Walk, don’t run! 🎃 Make sure you and your children can see clearly. Masks should not impair a child’s hearing or field of vision. If necessary, enlarge ear and eye holes and secure hats/headgear to prevent them from slipping over children’s eyes. 🎃 Always use the crosswalks and sidewalks available. Make sure you and your children are walking out of the roadway and only crossing in designated places. Stop, look both ways and listen before stepping into roadways. 🎃 Focus and avoid distractions. Be aware of your surroundings and the location of your children at all times. Plan your route ahead of time so you don’t have to be on your phone or distracted by street signs, badly lit and unsafe areas or poor road and sidewalk conditions. 🎃 Make sure drivers see you. You should never assume a motorist can see you or your children and is going to stop. Make eye contact with the driver, and even wait for the driver to motion to you to go ahead before you start crossing a roadway. Call *FHP (*347) to report intoxicated or aggressive drivers, or if your vehicle breaks down and you need assistance. To request immediate emergency services, dial 911.

Christine L. Goeke, DOB: 04/28/1966, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from our agency on 10/24/2018. Goeke was charged with elderly exploitation for allegedly stealing $47,131.76 from an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Goeke was employed as a private home health care aide during the time of the alleged theft. We are told Goeke was additionally charged with elderly exploitation, grand theft, and uttering a forgery, from a separate case investigated by the Daytona Beach Police Department We have information that Goeke has worked as a privately contracted home health care aide in other locations throughout Volusia County. **If you feel like you or anyone you know may have been victimized by Goeke, we encourage you to contact your local law enforcement agency. **

Detective Meegan Wilmot arrived at the Bay County Emergency Operations Center today. She was deployed to assist with Hurricane Michael relief as a Public Information Officer. We are happy to send a representative of our agency to assist in this time of need. Bay County currently has 49,099 customers without power and many homes and businesses have been completely devastated. If you're interested in donating to the hurricane relief effort, you can find an established relief organization at:

We received a visit and some delicious treats from “Cookies For a Cop, and Our Fire Friends!” Thank you for your generosity! Be assured these cookies are in the right hands...

We apologize for the abrupt end to the video. We had technical difficulties. We responded to assist Volusia County Beach Safety with the rescue of the sole occupant of a plane crash. The occupant was transported to the hospital. We also treated a citizen who assisted with the rescue. Volusia County Beach Safety is still on scene.

We would like to show our gratitude to the Office of the State Attorney, our entire criminal investigations division, and lead investigator Jessica Long for their diligent work on this disturbing case. Our community is fortunate to have these professionals. They make strong cases against the worst offenders and help bring justice to the most vulnerable of victims.

UPDATE 4:26pm: The roadway is clear in all directions. Northbound S. Atlantic Ave. in front of the Shores Resort and Spa is closed due to a road obstruction caused by a bus that is stuck in the roadway. Please use an alternate route.

Please read this message from Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, regarding updating your emergency contact information. October 1, 2018 ~Floridians are urged to register or update their emergency contact information~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and To Inform Families First (TIFF) are recognizing October as ECI Awareness Month and urge residents to register or update their emergency contact information (ECI). ECI is a state-supported, secure system that allows Floridians, with a valid driver license or ID card, to designate up to two emergency contacts. The system may only be accessed by law enforcement and only in the event of an emergency. “Registering emergency contact information is the first step to providing peace of mind for loved ones,” said DHSMV Executive Director, Terry L. Rhodes. “Floridians should keep their information updated in the ECI system, so law enforcement can notify contacts immediately.” The ECI program was first established in Florida in 2006 after Christine Olson tragically lost her daughter Tiffiany in a traffic crash. It was several hours after Tiffiany’s death before authorities were able to contact Christine. Compelled to save others from the same misfortune, Christine worked with Senator Bill Galvano to create a voluntary program allowing people to submit their emergency contact information as part of their secure driver license or ID card record. “Through unimaginable tragedy, Christine Olson selflessly worked to create a program that would benefit all Floridians,” said Senator Bill Galvano. “I am honored to have helped create the ECI program and proud of the service it has provided families over the past 12 years.” On October 2, 2006, Christine Olson became the first person to register ECI in Florida, creating the first ever ECI program in the nation. Due to its success in Florida, the ECI program has been replicated in six other U.S. states. As of September 2018, more than 14 million Floridians have registered their information in the ECI system. “Taking two minutes to register or update your ECI can save you hours of worry, fear and not knowing,” said To Inform Families First President, Christine Olson. “Do it today – your family is counting on you.” Parents should be aware that children as young as five years old are eligible for a Florida ID card and can be registered in the secure ECI system. Teens are encouraged to register their ECI as they apply for their driver license or ID card and keep the information updated. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit, follow us on Twitter @FLHSMV or find us on Facebook. To Inform Families First (TIFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting emergency contact registration. For more information on TIFF, visit

The Daytona Beach Drive In Christian Church had questions and concerns about security. Their primary concern was an active shooter incident. Sergeant Billie Phillips was happy to address their concerns and answer questions. We are lucky to have Sergeant Phillips to help educate our community. He is currently a patrol supervisor, firearms instructor, and is a veteran of the United States Army National Guard. Sergeant Phillips served several tours with the National Guard, while he was employed as a public safety officer.

Is your household prepared for a fire emergency? Do you have an escape plan? Have you practiced it? We hope you never need to use it, but we want you to be prepared. For more information and helpful tips, follow National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

A huge thank you to RJ Longstreet Elementary School for dropping off these delicious donuts! They told us it was "Donuts for Dads Day." Thank you! Now, here is your opportunity to give us your best cops and donuts jokes... We're ready! 🤣

Recently, we have been receiving Facebook messages requesting police service. We would like to remind everyone that our Facebook messages are not monitored 24/7, and sending a message requesting services may not always be seen immediately. Additionally, many of the requests we receive are for services that would require a response by another agency, due to jurisdictional boundaries. We want to make sure your requests for service are received promptly and the right agency is immediately notified of your request. In order to receive prompt service and ensure the proper agency responds, please use the Volusia County non-emergency line at (386) 248-1777. By dialing this number, you will be connected to someone who will be able to assist you with your police/fire/medical or animal control request. This will ensure that a call for service is generated at the time of your request and that the proper agency is notified. We are here to help, but we can't do that if we don't get the message. Always dial 911 in an EMERGENCY.

We have seen this one before. Don’t fall for these scams!

Lieutenant Karen Howard received her 20 year service award at the council meeting Monday evening. Lieutenant Howard is a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and paramedic. She was chosen to attend the FBI National Academy at Quantico, and graduated in December of 2017. Congratulations Lieutenant Howard!

Thank you to Skylar for coming by the station and dropping off a batch of cookies for our officers.

We hope the second week of the school year is treating everyone well! During week one, officers in Daytona Beach Shores proactively patrolled our school bus stops. During the first week, one violation was observed.Overall, the majority of drivers obeyed the laws regarding school bus stops. Thank you for your awareness and assistance in keeping everyone safe!

Happy Saturday!

It’s here! Kids are back to school in Volusia County starting tomorrow morning! For those of you traveling on South Atlantic Avenue, please refer to the multi-lane paved across diagram. Please notice both north and southbound lanes of A1A must stop for school buses loading and unloading kids.

FUGITIVE FRIDAY: Please help us capture this fugitive. Juliette Leighton Rice (DOB: 11/28/1977) has an active felony warrant for fraudulent use of personal identification information and grand theft. She is known to stay in beach side hotels/motels. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Brian Brueggemann at (386) 763-5081 or the Volusia County non-emergency line at (386) 248-1777. EMERGENCY DIAL 911.

Congratulations Officer Darius DeBarros! Officer DeBarros (pictured below) took home 1st place in the South East Regional Beach Flag Championship put on by the United States Lifesaving Association. The regional competition was attended by 26 lifeguard agencies and is made up of water and land events. Officer DeBarros and Officer Daniel Carrazana (not pictured) also took home second place in the 4x100 event. We are so proud of them! *The Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety is not affiliated with the United States Lifesaving Association, however both are trained lifeguards in addition to their public safety training.

On Monday, August 13th, Volusia County Public Schools are back in session. Please remember to use caution in your day time travel and always obey the law regarding school buses and school zones. Here are some tips courtesy of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: School Bus Safety Tips for Motorists Be alert and watch for children especially near schools, bus stops, school buses and in school parking lots. Children on bicycles can be unpredictable and can make sudden changes in direction. Be especially careful when children are present in school zones and residential areas. Pay extra attention to lower speed limits in school zones. Watch for and obey signals from school crossing guards. Only drive or park in authorized areas to drop off or pick up children at school. Motorists are required to stop when approaching a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing and STOP arms extended. (See the different situations in the diagram below)