Brevard County Recognizes Public Safety Members

By  //  January 11, 2015

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celebrating Public Safety Appreciation Week

This week we are celebrating Public Safety Appreciation Week, as we recognize with great pride all those who are protecting our communities. (BCSO image)

Last week we celebrated Public Safety Appreciation Week, as we recognized with great pride all those who are protecting our communities. (BCSO image)

Brevard County Commissioners Recognize Brevard County’s Public Safety Members With Proclamation

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last week we celebrated Public Safety Appreciation Week, as we recognized with great pride all those who are protecting our communities.

In a Resolution issued last week, our Brevard County Commissioners recognized Brevard County’s Public Safety members by supporting a proclamation presented by Governor Rick Scott and the State of Florida, creating this week as Florida First Responder Appreciation week.

The proclamation stated, “It is our first responsibility to keep our counties safe and able to respond and recover from emergency – something we task our first responders with every day. They are there to serve our citizens, often sacrificing time with their own families when emergencies arise.”

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I can’t thank our Commissioners enough for recognizing the incredible men and women who dedicate and often risk their lives to help defend, protect and save our citizens.

We are very proud and blessed to have the support of our citizens. Please keep your Public Safety professionals in your prayers and show your appreciation to them in this, their week.

I hope you will join me in letting them know how very grateful we are for their hard work.

Jim Barfield

Jim Barfield

Commissioner Jim Barfield stated, “As Commissioners and county staff we know firsthand the vital role our first responders have in our community. By celebrating the contributions of our Public Safety professionals, we are thanking them for a job well done. I hope you will join me in letting them know how very grateful we are for their hard work.”

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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