Sheriff Wayne Ivey Outlines Critical Incident Plan

By  //  January 29, 2013

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SHERRIFF'S MONTHLY MESSAGE

(VIDEO: wbcctv)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA  – First, I would like to thank everyone for the tremendous support since we took office on January 8.

While the first three weeks have been fast paced for our agency, none of the issues are more immediate than our focus on school security for our children and teachers.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

In the aftermath of the horrible incident in Newtown, Connecticut, school security measures are being revisited to make sure that in the event of an incident we are properly prepared to protect our children and school employees.

I have always believed that we must be aggressive and pro-active in our approach to Crime Prevention and that now, more than ever, we can’t afford to wait for the emergency to happen before we go into action.

Dr. Brian Binggeli

Immediately following the Sandy Hook incident, I met with Dr. Brian Binggeli, Superintendent of our Brevard Public School system to discuss a strategic approach to ensure we are prepared for any type of threat to our children and teachers.

Effective Critical Incident Plan

Each of our citizens should feel confident in knowing that our Brevard County Schools have a very effective Critical Incident Plan in place. In fact, critical incident responses are not new to our schools as I can personally recall being in school years ago (actually many years ago) when our teachers would have us practice what to do in the event of an air raid or tornado.

Our strategic plan with our schools engages a multi-pronged approach, designed to work through partnerships with not only our schools but our local law enforcement and public safety components as well. The model is designed to build on an already strong foundation by taking a multi-pronged approach to protecting our most precious commodity, our children.

While critical incident preparedness may not be new to our schools, what is new are the types of critical incidents we face. Today we face various types of threats that cause great concern for the safety of our children and citizens throughout our country.

Our strategic plan with our schools engages a multi-pronged approach, designed to work through partnerships with not only our schools but our local law enforcement and public safety components as well. The model is designed to build on an already strong foundation by taking a multi-pronged approach to protecting our most precious commodity, our children.

This approach includes increased law enforcement presence on our campuses, tactical site awareness for each individual campus and an education component that is delivered to our school employees and teachers. This program provides information on how to recognize a potentially developing incident and what to do to keep our children safe.

Be Proactive In Protecting Yourself

While our primary focus at this point is directed toward protecting our schools, it is important for everyone to remember that our schools are not the only venue we face dangers associated with critical incidents.

In law enforcement we encourage our citizens to be proactive in helping to protect themselves by always being aware of their surroundings and being prepared to respond to any type of emergency.

Months before Sandy Hook occurred we were all saddened by similar events that occurred at a movie theater and even before that at a temple and mall.

In law enforcement we encourage our citizens to be proactive in helping to protect themselves by always being aware of their surroundings and being prepared to respond to any type of emergency. I strongly believe that the greatest resource we possess in our war against crime is the ability to educate our citizens on measures to better protect themselves and others around them.


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One Comment on "Sheriff Wayne Ivey Outlines Critical Incident Plan"

  1. Rick Yaskow January 29, 2013 at 6:57 pm · Reply

    In every school shooting case, every shooter was on some sort of psychotropic drug. The drug inserts claim that the user might experience violent or suicidal tentencies. The drugs are a derivitive of LSD. That is were the real problem is, not any nefarious person with a gun wanting to kill our children. No one wants to talk about this real problem. Drugged up kids in a gun free zone looking to kill somebody. Anything other talk is just window dressing.

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