BCSO Swearing-In Ceremony Largest In Brevard History

By  //  September 30, 2014

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Swearing-In Includes Port Canaveral Unit

ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey tells Space Coast Daily’s Matt O’Hern about the largest swearing-in ceremony in the county’s history.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA — Brevard County Sheriff’s Office conducted the largest  swear-in ceremony of its history Monday night at the Bernard Simpkins Center at Eastern Florida State College’s Cocoa campus.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

With the Sheriff’s offices over of the Port Canaveral police security, as well as Brevard County’s Animal services, the ceremony included nearly 100 personnel.

Ivey described the ceremony as a significant milestone for his office:

“Starting October 1st, we take over Animal Control, we take over Port Canaveral’s law enforcement and maritime security services,” Ivey said.

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“As a part of that, a lot of our people moved to different areas, so we have people being promoted, we have new hires and we have people switching jobs. Port Canaveral asked us to take over law enforcement and maritime security services and our job is to partner with them and contract with the Port to make sure they’re the safest port in the country.

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“Right now, it’s the second busiest passenger port in the country. With the new expansion plans, cargo is going to be coming online, so we’re looking at what’s going to be one of the busiest ports in the country. Our responsibility is to make sure that’s a safe environment for not only the visitors to the complex, but also the tenants and the community as well.”

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