News From Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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Brevard County's 'RAD' KIDS

I am proud to announce the first graduating class of Brevard County's "radKIDS" (Resisting Aggression Defensively). The radKIDS personal safety and empowerment program focuses on children ages 5 to 12, and teaches children how to safely identify and resist aggressive and dangerous activity.  I would like to thank all of the students for their participation and the parents for allowing us to share theses important life skills with their children. I would like to also commend our instructors Corporal Tim Eckner, Nancy Baker and Pam Conner of our Crime Prevention team for having the vision and passion to bring this wonderful program to Brevard County.  Our next radKIDS class is scheduled to begin in September, and we are accepting students ages 8-12.  For more information about radKIDS or any of our personal safety programs, please contact our Community Services team at (321) 264-7755 or by email at CommunityServices@BCSO.us. STAY SAFE !

SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: I am proud to announce the first graduating class of Brevard County’s “radKIDS” (Resisting Aggression Defensively). The radKIDS personal safety and empowerment program focuses on children ages 5 to 12, and teaches children how to safely identify and resist aggressive and dangerous activity. I would like to commend our instructors Corporal Tim Eckner, Nancy Baker and Pam Conner of our Crime Prevention team for having the vision and passion to bring this wonderful program to Brevard County. For more information about radKIDS or any of our personal safety programs, please contact our Community Services team at 321-264-7755. (BCSO image)

Weekly Crime Tip From Sheriff Wayne Ivey

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Credit Card Fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country.

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The next time you get ready to pay your bill please ask the server if you can pay at the register. This measure will not offend the service provider while allowing you to keep absolute control over your credit card, giving you the peace of mind that you have not just become credit card fraud’s next victim. (BCSO image)

A very common method used by criminals is to “Skim” the victims credit card using a wireless credit card reader. Once the card is “skimmed” it can be uploaded onto a computer and then downloaded onto the back of a different card to be utilized by the criminal.

One of the most common places a credit card can be “skimmed” is at a restaurant where a small skimmer is used to capture the credit card information when the card is taken to pay. We are a convenience driven society that is accustomed to sitting at a table and letting someone take our credit card from our sight.

To avoid becoming a victim, it is recommended as a preventative measure that you pay at the register with your credit card where it will not leave your sight.

The next time you get ready to pay your bill please ask the server if you can pay at the register. This measure will not offend the service provider while allowing you to keep absolute control over your credit card, giving you the peace of mind that you have not just become credit card fraud’s next victim.

Remember, the majority of waiters and waitresses are hard working good people who would never compromise your personal information, but all it takes is one and both your good credit and good name have been stolen!

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.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.

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.

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.


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