Sheriff’s Office Supports Domestic Violence Shelter

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ABOVE VIDEO: The monumental task of breaking the chains of domestic violence through safe shelter, social change, education and empowerment is the mission of Serene Harbor.

“What A Girl Wants” Benefits Serene Harbor

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last week, a number of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and team members, along with members of Brevard County Fire Rescue, participated in a fashion show as part of the “What A Girl Wants” event that benefits Serene Harbor. 

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For victims of domestic violence, Serene Harbor is just that: a safe haven where broken lives are safe while being repaired.

Serene Harbor, Inc. provides emergency shelter and services to victims of domestic violence, their children, and in some cases family pets. Serene Harbor also provides children’s shelter programs and outreach to elementary schools as part of their continued efforts to help victims of Domestic Violence.

I greatly enjoyed emceeing the Fashion Show portion of the event that started off with a number of our ladies modeling the latest fashions from Dillard’s, who helped to sponsor the event.

The ladies were escorted on the runway by several of our dogs from the Paws and Stripes Program that were at the event hoping to be adopted by a great family.

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After the ladies concluded their efforts, the next event was a “Fashion Showdown” between the men of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Firefighters from Brevard County Fire Rescue. The event was a crowd favorite and worked to raise money for awareness and shelters for Serene Harbor.

I would like to personally thank everyone who came out to support the event, Nancy Peltonen from Serene Harbor for inviting us to participate in the event, Tom Neidert with Brevard County Fire Rescue for working so hard to help make this event happen, and of course, all of our agency members that volunteered their time participate in the event to help support our community.

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Last week, a number of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and team members, along with members of Brevard County Fire Rescue, participated in a fashion show as part of the “What A Girl Wants” event that benefits Serene Harbor.

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.

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.

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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