Sheriff Wayne Ivey Announces New ‘Mounted Posse’
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // July 23, 2013
INCLUDES Reserve Deputies, Civilian Volunteers
FROM THE DESK OF SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — I am proud to announce the start of our newest program, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse, which held its first training session recently at the Wickham Park Equestrian Center.
This new program uses Reserve Deputies and Civilian Volunteers who provide and maintain their own horse, while volunteering their hours to be part of the program.
The Mounted Posse will be utilized to assist the Sheriff’s Office with various activities such as a Missing Person or Child Abductions that require Search and Rescue, Crowd Control at major events, Patrol Activities, and even special appearances during various functions throughout the county.
By using volunteers who maintain their own horses, the Sheriff’s Office has an incredible resource at little or no cost to the taxpayers, while again partnering with the community to help keep Brevard County a safe place to call home.
I want to personally thank Major Ken Willis and Sergeant Bobby Baker of our Sheriff’s Office Reserve Team for working so hard to make this new program a reality.
For more information about this program or how to volunteer to be part of the Mounted Posse, please contact Major Ken Willis at 321-652-4091
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.