Sheriff’s radKIDS program Holds Graduation

By  //  September 15, 2013

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey with theThe adKIDS program empowers our children with the ability to recognize, avoid, resist and – if necessary – escape violence or potential harm from a would-be attacker. (BCSO image)

Sheriff Wayne Ivey with the radKIDS grads. The program empowers our children with the ability to recognize, avoid, resist and – if necessary – escape violence or potential harm from a would-be attacker. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Recently I had the privilege to attend the graduation for 13 children in our radKIDS program.

This program empowers our children with the ability to recognize, avoid, resist and – if necessary – escape violence or potential harm from a would-be attacker.

RADKIDS-224I would like to thank the students for being a part of this program and their parents for allowing our team to empower them. Also I would like to thank Corporal Tim Eckner, Nancy Baker, Pam Conner and Pam Hibbs of our Crime Prevention Unit and the BCSO Explorers for taking the time to educate our children with such valuable information.

Our next radKIDS program is scheduled to begin in December and we are currently accepting students ages 8-12. This is an incredible program that starts teaching kids about safety at a young age.

For more information on radKids or any other of our personal safety programs for all ages please contact our Community Services unit at (321)-264-7755 or email at communityservices@bcso.us. 

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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