BCSO’s Cpl. Janice Sousa Is ‘Sheriff For A Day’
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff's Office // April 18, 2014
Cpl. Sousa proud BCSO member For 10 years
‘Sheriff For A Day’ Winner Drawn From 1,400 Names
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — This week I had the honor of spending my day with Cpl. Janice Sousa who was selected as this month’s “Sheriff For A Day.”
The “Sheriff For A Day” program was initiated to give our members insight into what types of activities the Office of Sheriff is involved in each day.
The “Sheriff For A Day’s” name is drawn from a box each month that contains almost 1,400 names of our agency members.
I truly enjoyed spending the day with Cpl. Sousa who has been a proud member of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Unit for almost 10 years. She and her husband love traveling and are extremely proud of their three children.
Please join me in congratulating Cpl. Sousa for being “Sheriff For A Day” and also thank her for her service to our agency and community.
BCSO Offering Student Internship Opportunities
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is now offering student internship opportunities to students of Criminal Justice, Public Administration and related fields of study.
We are very proud of the relationships we share with Schools and Universities throughout the state who are educating Florida’s future criminal justice professionals.
With a reputation for excellence, the BCSO welcomes those future criminal justice professionals who are interested in gaining a working knowledge and valuable practical experience in their chosen field of study.
The Sheriff’s Office will accommodate work and school schedules so that students can rotate through each facet of our organization. Most educational institutions offer course credits for successfully completing an internship program, so please contact your academic advisor and the Sheriff’s Office for more information.
Prospective student interns must submit an on-line application. For more information, please contact our Recruiting Unit at 321-264-5281.
For more information, please contact our Recruiting Unit at 321-264-5281.
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.