Ivey Hosts ‘It’s Time To Be A Parent Again’ Seminar
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // January 16, 2014
DESIGNED TO EMPOWER PARENTS
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Today’s parents and children face challenges like never before and Drugs, gangs, bullying and even social media have completely changed our ability to keep watch over our children and give them constant guidance.
Parenting is the most demanding job in the world. To make matters more challenging, many parents are unsure of what they can legally do to keep their children on the right track. I firmly believe that the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in a child’s life is not the Sheriff or Chief of Police, but rather the mother, father, or grandparent raising the child.
I am convinced that the answer to lowering America’s crime rate starts in the home, with parents teaching good family values and demanding accountability for poor decisions. That is why the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office started a new course this past year titled “It’s Time To Be A Parent Again.”
THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO EMPOWER PARENTS
I firmly believe that the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in a child’s life is not the Sheriff or Chief of Police, but rather the mother, father, or grandparent raising the child.
The course is designed for single parents, moms and dads, grandparents, those who are doing it right or a parent that is not quite sure how to be effective in your child’s life. The seminar includes a legal overview from our State Attorney’s Office.
As parents, it’s very important to remember that we are not just teaching discipline and responsibility, but are teaching the next generation of parents the importance of accountability and the value of appropriate discipline. I encourage each of you to attend our next scheduled seminar to learn how to be the chief law enforcement officer in your child’s life! Remember, if you are not, someone will assume that role and influence your children.
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.