Sheriff Hosts Law Enforcement Family Network Luncheon

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'one family, one vision, one agency'

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On behalf of the proud men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Susan Ivey, above right, and Sheriff Wayne Ivey would like to thank everyone who attended their first ever Law Enforcement Family Network Luncheon that was held earlier this week at the Courtyard By Marriott in Cocoa Beach. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On behalf of the proud men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, my wife Susan and I would like to thank everyone who attended our first ever Law Enforcement Family Network Luncheon that was held earlier this week at the Courtyard By Marriott in Cocoa Beach.

This informative and light-hearted luncheon was based on the theme, “The people behind the star, one family, one vision, one agency.”

The luncheon was an opportunity to bring spouses, family members, and significant others together to discuss the uniqueness of serving as a family member to a sworn or civilian employee in the law enforcement profession, regardless of what role they play in protecting our community.

The ultimate goal was to establish a family support network that will provide a friendly and confidential environment to communicate areas you have questions about or face every day as you stand behind, beside, and in front of the person wearing the badge.

Whether you are the spouse, significant other, future spouse, parent, or adult son or daughter who believes they could benefit from this type of support group, this event was for you.

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The facilitators were veteran Law Enforcement spouses and family members that have walked repeatedly in the same shoes you walk in today. They are experienced representatives from our own Sheriff’s Office family that have faced the same challenges that you face as the partner or support person of a law enforcement member that is married to their profession, their fellow officers, and their commitment to protect our community. (BCSO image)

The facilitators were veteran Law Enforcement spouses and family members that have walked repeatedly in the same shoes you walk in today.

They are experienced representatives from our own Sheriff’s Office family that have faced the same challenges that you face as the partner or support person of a law enforcement member that is married to their profession, their fellow officers, and their commitment to protect our community.

It was an absolute success with over 100 in attendance. I would like to thank Chaplain Roger Alexander for presenting this incredible concept, Dr. Nancy Gee and her lovely mother Betty for sharing personal and valuable experiences, and Don Frantzen, Byron Keck and Sheila Keck for arranging for the door prizes from our fantastic event sponsors.

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I would additionally like to recognize Bonnie Canada, Tracy Jeffreys, Brenda Krieger, Stacey Mellick, Leta Mosebach, Robin Ring, Pam Rios Tami Vitaliano and Lindsey Deaton for their outstanding efforts in arranging and presenting this event. Lastly, I would like to thank Tom Hermanson, Tom Williamson and the staff of the Cocoa Beach Courtyard by Marriott for providing the beautiful venue, incredible service and brunch.

I hope everyone enjoyed this event as much as Susan and I did. I encourage every spouse, future spouse, partner, parent, or adult son or daughter of our agency who would like to attend future events to contact Mrs. Robin Ring by calling  321-633-1531 or robinring@hotmail.com

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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