BCSO STAR MAGAZINE: Brevard Crime is Down

By  //  July 12, 2014

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CURRENT BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ‘STAR’ MAGAZINE

A NOTE FROM BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY

As I look back on my first 18 months in Office, I can honestly say that I truly love serving as your Sheriff.

TABLEOFCONTENTS-270While time has flown by, our team has accomplished many great things. We have formed new partnerships and developed new programs that bring greater awareness to our citizens, while enhancing our crime prevention efforts.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

We have introduced a number of informative and innovative presentations that are designed to keep citizens safe regardless of their age, such as College Bound Safety, the Safe Kids Academy, Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting and Decision Making, Senior Safety, and It’s Time to Be a Parent Again.

Each program is new and first of its kind in the nation. In addition, our team has enhanced our abilities to deliver vital crime prevention information to our citizens through Facebook, Twitter, and television programming at BrevardSherifftv.com.

These are all great ways to provide the latest in information about our enforcement efforts. Through social media, we sometimes reach 500,000 people a week with information on fugitives, innovative programs, Public Service Announcements, and even weekly crime prevention messages.

Many of you have heard me say repeatedly that I believe aggressive crime prevention is the key to a continual reduction in the crime rate in our communities. By providing vital crime prevention information to our citizens, we enable them to help protect themselves and their families every day.

We all know that knowledge is power, and having the information to protect ourselves against the various crime trends, scams and other criminal activities is one of the most powerful crime fighting tools we can give our citizens. This is our strategy, and there is no doubt it is working.

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In addition to our crime prevention efforts, our agency has quickly become one of the most progressive agencies in the country. Through pro-active and aggressive law enforcement, the 1,400 proud men and women of our agency work hard each and every day to protect our community.

We continue to build on amazing programs, such as our Paws & Stripes Program, that partners rescue dogs with female inmates who help prepare the dogs for adoption to waiting families. Some of our dogs are still available for adoption and are showcased in the pages of this publication.

Collectively, their efforts and our crime prevention programs have helped reduce crime in Brevard County by 7.3 percent, with fewer reported crimes per 100,000 citizens than any time in the past 18 years.

As you read through this issue of the BCSO Star, you will read about our new and innovative partnership with the Brevard County School Board that we believe will have the same effect our crime prevention efforts have had in keeping our communities safer and reducing any potential danger in our schools.

Children are our most precious resource, and we need to do everything we can to keep them safe.

 “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)

We continue to build on amazing programs, such as our Paws & Stripes Program, that partners rescue dogs with female inmates who help prepare the dogs for adoption to waiting families. Some of our dogs are still available for adoption and are showcased in the pages of this publication.

Because of the success of programs like this, we have been asked to expand our knowledge and leadership into other areas. In this issue, you will read about a new partnership between the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Animal Services that will benefit many homeless animals and will also work with our community partners to help keep our animals safe.

As always, I want to personally thank you for allowing me to serve as your Sheriff. I truly believe that Brevard County is an incredible place to live, work and raise a family. It is my great honor to serve our citizens and to work alongside the 1,400 incredible employees and volunteers of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

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