Sheriff’s Office Sponsors ‘Name Our New Puppy Contest’

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latest addition is 12-week-old Bloodhound puppy

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is once again asking for your help in naming the newest member of our Agency.

The latest addition to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office K-9 is a 12-week-old male Bloodhound puppy that was donated to the agency by the Jimmy Ryce Foundation. He will be trained to search for missing and endangered children and adults. (BCSO image)

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the latest addition to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, a 12-week-old male Bloodhound puppy that was donated to the agency by the Jimmy Ryce Foundation. He will be trained to search for missing and endangered children and adults. (BCSO image)

The latest addition to our incredible K-9 Unit is a 12-week-old male Bloodhound puppy that was donated to our agency by the Jimmy Ryce Foundation. He will be trained to search for missing and endangered children and adults.

The Jimmy Ryce Foundation donates Bloodhounds to Law Enforcement agencies in memory of Jimmy Ryce, who was abducted and murdered in 1995.

RULES OF THE CONTEST

• Name submissions will be accepted on the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Florida (Official) Facebook Page or the Sheriff Wayne Ivey Facebook Page.
• The deadline for name submissions is Friday, May 16, 2014, at midnight.
• If the name you suggest has a significant meaning or reason, please share the reason with us.

Sheriff Ivey and his K-9 Team will review the names and select a winning submission. We will announce the winner of the Name Our Puppy Contest and invite the winner to join us at our Swearing-In Ceremony where they will name and officially pin the Star on the BCSO’s newest K-9 member.

Thank you for all of your continued support of our agency and it’s members.

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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