2300 A1A South
St. Augustine, FL 32080
The city of St. Augustine Beach was incorporated in 1959 as a municipal government in St. John’s County. The city is approximately 3.0 square miles in size and is home to approximately 6,500 permanent residents and thousands of city visitors who utilize the city’s oceanfront amenities.
The police department consists of 20 sworn officers, three civilian personnel, a part-time accreditation manager and five volunteers. Our officers provide 24-hour service to the citizens and visitors of St. Augustine Beach, 365 days a year. A designated officer focuses on crime prevention and community out reach programs to our citizens. Some officer's of the SABPD are members of the St. Augustine Police Special Response Team and some are members of the Unified Specialized Team. Read More >>>
On February 25, 2015 the SABPD achieved Florida accreditation by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.
This accreditation provides many benefits to the community.
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Robert A. Hardwick was selected in November of 2012 as the 11th Chief of Police for the St. Augustine Beach Police Department. On January 7th of 2013 he assumed the duties and responsibilities for the agency after being sworn in by the Commissioners. He previously served as the Assistant Chief Investigator with the Office of the State Attorney 7th Judicial Circuit, which encompasses Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia Counties.
At the State Attorney’s Office he supervised investigations over the four counties to include; homicide, police corruption, Governor Assignments and special prosecutions. During his approximate 24-year law enforcement career Chief Hardwick also worked at the St. Augustine Police Department, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Corrections. Read More >>>
St. Augustine Beach Police Commander Thomas Ashlock was appointed on March 1, 2017. Commander Ashlock served for three years with the St. Augustine Beach Police Department prior to his appointment. Thomas graduated cum laude and as a distinguished military graduate from Saint Leo University with a bachelor’s degree in management and then earned a master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University.
Thomas is a graduate of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Executive Leadership Seminar class number five. Read More >>>
Daniel Carswell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on December 21st, 2017. Lt. Carswell has served eleven years with the St. Augustine Beach Police Department, the last five serving as a Patrol Sergeant.
Lt. Carswell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Flagler College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration. He is currently attending the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Senior Leadership Program and is expected to graduate in October of 2018.
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Lieutenant Kathi Harrell was selected by Chief Hardwick in August of 2014 for her diverse skills in law enforcement. Lt. Harrell is an experienced non-sworn law enforcement veteran with over 20 years’ experience covering many disciplines.
Lt. Harrell is currently responsible for the overall administrative operations which includes, records management, agency budget and multiple computer programs. Additionally, she serves as the FDLE Terminal Tac Coordinator, FALCON Administrator, and department SMARTCOP liaison. Lt. Harrell supervises the agency’s crime prevention program, volunteers and the accreditation process.
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