Sheriff’s Mounted Posse Conducts Training Exercise

By  //  November 26, 2013

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SEARCH FOR MISSING DOG

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The Mounted Posse consists of volunteers that provide their own horse, tack equipment and transportation to support the Sheriff’s Office with various initiatives that include Search and Rescue, Crowd Control and Patrol. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Sunday, members of our Mounted Posse Unit conducted a training exercise, using the opportunity to search for “Sugar Baby,” the missing dog from Titusville.

On Sunday, members of our Mounted Posse Unit conducted a training exercise, using the opportunity to search for "Sugar Baby," the missing dog from Titusville. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

On Sunday, members of our Mounted Posse Unit conducted a training exercise, using the opportunity to search for “Sugar Baby,” the missing dog from Titusville. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

The team conducts training exercises to further develop search skills for areas that are difficult and resource challenging such as heavily wooded, expansive open fields or steep embankments.

The Mounted Posse consists of volunteers that provide their own horse, tack equipment and transportation to support the Sheriff’s Office with various initiatives that include Search and Rescue, Crowd Control and Patrol.

One of their primary missions is to conduct area searches in coordination with our Child Abduction Response Team in the event of a missing or abducted child.

The Mounted Posse consists of volunteers that provide their own horse, tack equipment and transportation to support the Sheriff’s Office with various initiatives that include Search and Rescue, Crowd Control and Patrol.

I greatly appreciate our volunteers and their incredible efforts to make Brevard County safer. This exercise provided a valued experience for our Posse members, as they conducted an actual search to save a life rather than a scripted victim situation.

The realistic training opportunity is effective, providing experiences that will be needed if an actual emergency were to occur. Unfortunately, the missing dog has still not been located.

If you would like more information about volunteer opportunities at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office please visit our website at BrevardSheriff.com

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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