Restore Law & Order
Jim Manfre will restore high ethical standards, fiscal sanity, crime prevention programs, community oriented policing, and a community advisory board
Jim Manfre received the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, which is a group dedicated to "protecting the protectors".
African American Cultural Society, 4422 North US-1; (near White View Parkway)
Flagler Beach Park A1A/SR 100
Current Sheriff Donald Fleming has been in the news repeatedly for ethics violations. Here are some of the articles:
- State Ethics Commission Finds Sheriff Fleming in Violation Over Hammock Gift Membership
- Ethics Commission: Flagler sheriff should have reported resort membership
- Flagler Sheriff's revised account in fatal accident raises even more questions
Jim Manfre's record versus the current Sheriff's
Jim's Story and Experience
Jim Manfre, the former Sheriff of Flagler County, Florida from 2001-2005, is a graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, New York (Phi Beta Kappa-Magnum Cum Laude) and St. Johns University School of Law, Queens, New York. He spent four years as an investigator and trial preparation assistant for the Bronx and Kings Counties, New York District Attorney and twelve years as an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, New York. He has lived in Palm Coast, Florida from 1999 with his wife of twenty- nine years, Cornelia, and three children, two of whom graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School, Palm Coast, FL and the third who entered Flagler Palm Coast High School, Palm Coast, Florida in 2011. Jim is also proud of his extensive community service background which includes Member and Past President of the Flagler County Rotary, a member of the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce Business Issues Committee, the Flagler County Visioning Committee, the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation and the Santa Marie del Mar Church Parish Advisory Council, Flagler Beach, Florida.
A few of Jim's accomplishments as Sheriff from 2001-2005:
Established Community Oriented Policing policy which promoted proactive policing methods such as consistent patrolling and communication in our neighborhoods, coordinated neighborhood watch groups with the patrol officer assigned to the area, encouraged youth programs such as PAL and used criminal statistics to find where crime was being committed to plan extra patrols. This policy resulted in a 15% reduction in the crime rate during Jim's term even while the population grew by 40%.
Enforced a zero based budgeting policy that required each department head to submit a budget based on actual need and made them responsible for adhering to it.
Created a Palm Coast Precinct and a Hammock Substation so that deputies could be deployed closer to the communities they served rather than have to travel up to a half hour from Bunnell.
Pursued a team work approach to all law enforcement agencies serving the community which resulted in good working relationships with the State Attorney's office, the FBI, FHP, FDLE, ATF and the other municipal police departments.
Established a swat team, a traffic enforcement unit, a drug enforcement unit, a gang unit and anti-crime unit.
Former Flagler Sheriff from 2001-2005
Admitted to Florida Bar
4 years as investigator and trial preparation assistant New York District Attorney Office
2 years as Assistant District Attorney Suffolk County, NewYork
St. John's University School of Law '84 Queens, New York
Fordham University '79 Bronx, New York Phi Beta Kappa-Magnum Cum Laude
Jim's Stance on the Issues
Accomplishments as Sheriff from 2001-2005
Accreditation for the first time in 80 years history of the agency
Full time Narcotics Enforcement team
Full time Traffic Unit
Community Oriented Policing Policy
Use of Crime Statistics to Prevent Crime
Use of PAL and School Resource Deputies to prevent Juvenile Crime
Awards Ceremony to reward high performing Employees
Community Advisory Board
Reduced Crime every year
Average of 30% Clearance Rate
Built Mobile Command in-house saving taxpayers $100,000
Put computers in vehicles
First law enforcement contract with the City of Palm Coast
Opened the first Precinct office in Palm Coast
First SWAT team