BCSO Goes Pink During Breast Cancer Month
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // October 17, 2013
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Saturday
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is wearing pink during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and will also be hosting a team for this coming Saturday’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event be held at the Space Coast Stadium in Viera.
The idea to have our agency go “pink” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness was suggested by our Records Unit who are pictured here.
The members suggested that non-uniform personnel wear pink shirts during the month of October and that our uniformed members could wear a “pink” lapel pin to demonstrate their support for such an amazing cause.
The concept was a huge success with over 200 members of our agency joining in to show their support.
The “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk is being held on Saturday, October 19, and our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office team will meet prior to the events start at 8 a.m.
All Brevard County Sheriff’s Office employees that will be walking are encouraged to wear something pink to show their incredible support.
For more information on the walk or to order shirts and lapel pins please contact Records Unit Member Donna Pope at 321-264- 5214
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.