Paws and Stripes Graduation Features Rescue Dogs

By  //  March 13, 2014

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Paws and Stripes is a Brevard County Jail program that selects dogs from local shelters and pairs them up with selected inmates. The inmates and dogs go through an 8 week training period. Dogs who successfully complete the program will end up with skills such as heel, sit, recall and stay. Each dog is house-trained, leash-trained and becomes responsive to voice commands and hand signals. Dogs are then returned to the shelter they came from and are adopted out at the regular adoption fee. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This week, we held a Graduation Ceremony for our “Paws And Stripes” program at our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Complex on Park Ave. in Titusville.

 “Paws and Stripes” works in partnership with local animal rescue shelters to provide a safe haven for rescue dogs while also helping to develop the inmates in areas such as responsibility and nurturing. (BCSO image)

“Paws and Stripes” works in partnership with local animal rescue shelters to provide a safe haven for rescue dogs while also helping to develop the inmates in areas such as responsibility and nurturing. (BCSO image)

The event was open to the general public and was attended by many of our partners from the various local animal shelters as well as members of our agency.

Everyone in attendance enjoyed the Graduation Ceremony that included the Rescue Dogs performing tricks and obedience skills they were taught by the female inmates during the Paws and Stripes Program.

I would like to personally thank Deputies Soto and Twigg for everything they do to make this program a reality for everyone involved and also thank everyone who has adopted one of our Paws and Stripes Dogs in the past.

Please visit us at BrevardSheriff.com for more information on how to adopt one of our incredible dogs.

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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