Sheriff Congratulates Graduates of Citizens Academy

By  //  June 5, 2014

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Citizens Academy is a 13-week long program

The Brevard County Sheriff's Department citizens Academy is a 13 week long program that gives our citizens a chance to go behind the scenes with members of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office and learn about the many different units and what they do. (BCSO image)

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Department citizens Academy is a 13 week long program that gives our citizens a chance to go behind the scenes with members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and learn about the many different units and what they do. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This week our agency held a graduation ceremony for the attendees of our second Citizens Academy of 2014. 

Citizens Academy is a 13-week long program that gives our citizens a chance to go behind the scenes with members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and learn about the many different units and what they do.

I would like to thank everyone who attended the class, the American Police Hall Of Fame for hosting the graduation, the many different members of our agency who taught the class, and our Crime Prevention Unit for putting the class together.

If you are interested in attending a future class please call our Crime Prevention Unit at 321-264-7755.

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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