BCSO Members Support Community, Fellow Officers
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // July 1, 2013
PHILANTHROPY IMPORTANT AT BCSO
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Thank you to all of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office members who participated in last Saturday’s “Brevard’s Corporate Dodgeball Tournament” to benefit the Boy Scouts of Brevard County, and also to all of our “Sgt. Robo Cop Mud Run” competitors that participated in this fundraiser to help a fellow law enforcement officer in need, which was also held last Saturday.
At the Dodgeball Tournament, our agency’s teams were comprised of Road Patrol Deputies, Correction Deputies and Civilian members of our agency who all partnered up to put together four outstanding teams.
One of our teams took home the championship by winning a tie-breaker in the finals to guarantee the victory for the Sheriff’s Office. It was an incredible finals match and both our members and their opposition did excellent!
We all had a great time competing in the tournament and supporting a great organization. It was incredible to see the team spirit from our agency members as each of the teams were competing against the other 20 plus corporate teams in the tournament. An additional thank you to all of our family members and spectators who showed up to support our teams.
Our agency won the Grand Prize of a $1,000, which we donated back to the Boy Scouts for their efforts in our community.
‘SGT. ROBO COP MUD RUN’ ASSISTS FELLOW LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WITH CANCER
Congratulations goes to all of our Sgt. Robo Cop Mud Run Competitors that participated in last Saturday’s fundraiser in St. Cloud to help a fellow law enforcement officer in need from the St. Cloud Police Department.
Our agency had more than 20 members that traveled to St. Cloud to participate in the event, and completed the course in under two hours. The event was held to help raise money to support Sgt. Boyd Graham, a long time member of the St. Cloud Police Department who has been diagnosed with stage four liver cancer.
I greatly appreciate our members who traveled to the event and participated to help a member of our law enforcement family in their time of need. I am truly amazed by the incredible work our agency members do every day, and how much they also do to help support our community in every capacity.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is an awesome place to be a part of!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.