Sheriff, Police Chiefs To Collaborate On Crime Prevention
By Brevard County Sheriff // May 22, 2013
Brevard Crime Prevention Task Force
ABOVE VIDEO: The 2013 Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Awards Ceremony was held on March 15 at the Church of Viera. Sheriff Wayne Ivey hosted the event as hundreds of Sheriff’s Office deputies, employees and volunteers came together with their families and community leaders to recognize and celebrate the many outstanding accomplishments and heroic actions taken throughout the year by BCSO employees.
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Sheriff Wayne Ivey will be joined tomorrow by several Brevard County police chiefs, and State Attorney Phil Archer, to officially announce a new partnership designed to better provide Brevard County citizens with vital crime prevention information to protect themselves and their families.
“I don’t care what color uniform is delivering the crime prevention message, our citizens need the information and resources necessary to protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime,” said Ivey.
The Brevard County Sheriff Office, Cocoa Police Department, Melbourne Police Department, Palm Bay Police Department, Rockledge Police Department and Brevard County State Attorney’s Office have joined to create the Brevard County Crime Prevention Task Force.
NEWLY CREATED TASK FORCE
Topics of the announcement will include the concept design of the newly created task force and the various mediums that will be used by the task force to reach citizens with timely information that not only allows them to receive crime prevention information but also to effectively communicate important information to law enforcement in order to quickly and effectively solve crimes in Brevard County.
The multi-agency partnership is designed to work collaboratively on crime prevention initiatives in an effort to reduce crime throughout Brevard County. In addition to the creation of consistent crime prevention messaging, the partnership will work collectively to develop innovative crime prevention programs for our communities.
The Brevard Crime Prevention Task Force will serve as a force multiplier in the area of Crime Prevention for all participating agencies and their communities.
Combining personnel and resources allows each participating member to broaden their respective crime prevention efforts.
While developing this concept, other programs around the country were researched regarding their respective operations, effectiveness and efficiency.
While other preventions programs exist, this concept appears to be the first of its kind where multiple law enforcement agencies, volunteers and citizens have partnered for the purpose of reducing crime. This unique concept is based upon educating our citizens and equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary to safeguard themselves, their families and their homes.