‘Choose Your Ride’ Car At Mall Teaches Lesson
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // August 1, 2013
sheriff Ivey thanks Merritt square mall
ABOVE VIDEO: For about $24.00 you can ride safely home in the back seat of a taxi, or you can Drink and Drive and ride home in the back seat of a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office car for as much as $8,000 in bail, attorney fees, court costs and so forth.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — I would like to personally thank Jennifer Yoli the General Manager of Merritt Square Mall for inviting our Crime Prevention Team to participate in the Mall’s Business Expo.
I would also like to thank Cpl. Pam Hibbs and Crime Prevention Specialist Pam Conners (PamPam) of our Crime Prevention Unit for working the detail and displaying our “Choose Your Ride” car that encourages everyone to not Drink and Drive.
The “Choose Your Ride” car is a great message about the hazards of Drunk Driving that could lead to someone’s death, injury or jail.
For about $24.00 you can ride safely home in the back seat of a taxi or you can Drink and Drive and ride home in the back seat of one of our Deputy cars for as much as $8,000.00 in bail, attorney fees, court costs, and so forth.
Please don’t drink and drive so everyone goes home safely!
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.