Sheriff Recognizes Explorer’s Contributions

By  //  August 26, 2013

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The Brevard County Sheriff's Office Explorers commit thousands of hours as volunteers for the Brevard County Sheriff's Department in support of the community. (BCSO image)

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Explorers commit thousands of hours as volunteers for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department in support of the community. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It was my honor to attend the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Awards Ceremony to recognize the members of our Explorer Post for their outstanding accomplishments. 

Our Explorers are a great part of our team and on top of learning about law enforcement collectively commit literally thousands of hours as volunteers for our agency in support of our community. I would also like to commend Cpl. Tim Eckner, Deputy J. Hart and Crime Prevention Specialist Nancy Baker for their outstanding leadership of our Explorers.

Our Explorers are a great part of our team and on top of learning about law enforcement collectively commit literally thousands of hours as volunteers for our agency in support of our community. I would also like to commend Cpl. Tim Eckner, Deputy J. Hart and Crime Prevention Specialist Nancy Baker for their outstanding leadership of our Explorers.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Explorers include: Paul Mcintyer, Lily Charbonneau, Natasha Bloom, Michala Bloom, Hannah Budd, Breean Lewis, Olivia Ninesling, Jocelyn Lott, Ally Schleeper, Kirsten Tyler, Adam Hemphill, Alec Hemphill, Austin Van Kirk, Austin McDowell, Jessie Campbell, Destiny Lange, Donald Graham, Garrett Haefner, Geordan Tolley, Deanna Strachota, Ben Biere, Sam Randall, Nick Page, Jeff Young, Bryant Severns, Ryan Rodgers, Nick Amicarelli, Jonah Powers, Josh Schmitz, Tyler Heflin, John Manley and Quinn Lebreton.

The Explorer Program is a volunteer program that educates young people between the ages of 13 and 21 in all aspects of law enforcement and helps to teach leadership skills and teamwork. Explorers must complete an application, background check, and drug test to qualify for the program.

Each Explorer must also maintain a 2.5 grade point average to join and maintain membership.

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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. 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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