Deputy Veronica Quintana Is BCSO ‘Wednesday Warrior’

By  //  January 8, 2015

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This week's Brevard County Sheriff's Office Wednesday Warrior is Deputy Veronica Quintana, who in addition to being a proud member of the Sheriff’s Office, is also a dedicated member of the United Stated Air Force Reserves at Patrick Air Force Base. (BCSO image)

This week’s Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday Warrior is Deputy Veronica Quintana, who in addition to being a proud member of the Sheriff’s Office, is also a dedicated member of the United Stated Air Force Reserves at Patrick Air Force Base. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Each week we recognize a current member of our agency that in addition to helping protect our community has also proudly served our country as a member of the United States Armed Forces.

This week’s Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Wednesday Warrior” is Deputy Veronica Quintana, who in addition to being a proud member of the Sheriff’s Office, is also a dedicated member of the United Stated Air Force Reserves at Patrick Air Force Base.

Deputy Quintana began her military career in Army Basic Training nearly 23 years ago in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Upon completion of basic training, she a traveled to San Antonio, Texas for Advanced Individual Training as a Patient Administration Specialist in the Army’s Medical field. Over the next 16 years, Deputy Quintana held positions in Communications, Finance, and Aviation Operations.

One of her most exciting assignments was in the wake of the largest prison riot in New Mexico, as she was chosen to be a part of the New Mexico State Penitentiary Prison Riot Response Team.

This week's Brevard County Sheriff's Office Wednesday Warrior is Deputy Veronica Quintana, who in addition to being a proud member of the Sheriff’s Office, is also a dedicated member of the United Stated Air Force Reserves at Patrick Air Force Base. (BCSO image)

This week’s Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday Warrior is Deputy Veronica Quintana, who in addition to being a proud member of the Sheriff’s Office, is also a dedicated member of the United Stated Air Force Reserves at Patrick Air Force Base. (BCSO image)

This critical action response team coordinated partnerships between the military, state law enforcement, and state corrections personnel. This highly organized and specialized training prepared personnel to respond and mitigate any outbreaks of violence in the state corrections system.

During the beginning of the war efforts in Afghanistan, Deputy Quintana was stationed in the United States as domestic support where she was assigned as a crew supervisor in an Air Defense Artillery Unit. This unit was responsible for preparing equipment and keeping the United States safe from further attack.

In 2007, Deputy Quintana transferred from the U.S. Army to the United States Air Force Reserves where she served in a Security Forces unit which is equivalent to the Military Police for the Air Force.

Deputy Quintana has held various assignments and responsibilities in the U.S. Air Force, including recruiting where she was tasked with duties that include career development and employee retention for military members.

Deputy Quintana remains an active Reserve member in the U.S. Air Force and has achieved the rank as a 1st Sergeant. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Deputy Veronica Quintana remains an active Reserve member in the U.S. Air Force and has achieved the rank of 1st Sergeant. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Deputy Quintana remains an active Reserve member in the U.S. Air Force and has achieved the rank of 1st Sergeant.

She is responsible for all personnel in her unit and is the liaison between the service members and the Commanding Officer.

Deputy Quintana works closely with each service member and maintains their career development needs. She loves her roles and responsibilities as she is currently assigned and enjoys all of the opportunities she has been afforded with leadership while in the military.

In 2007, Deputy Quintana became a sponsored cadet through the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Academy in New Mexico.

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As a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy, she held assignments in patrol and the SORT (Sex Offender Registry and Tracking) Unit. She also was cross trained with the Crime Scene Investigations Unit as a Field Investigations Specialist.

In 2009, Deputy Quintana moved to Brevard County where she was sworn in as a Brevard County Deputy Sheriff and also transferred to the Patrick Air Force Base for reserve duties.

In 2009, Deputy Quintana moved to Brevard County where she was sworn in as a Brevard County Deputy Sheriff and also transferred to the Patrick Air Force Base for reserve duties. As a Brevard County Deputy Sheriff,  Deputy Quintana has been assigned to patrol duties in the South and West Precincts.

As a Brevard County Deputy Sheriff,  Deputy Quintana has been assigned to patrol duties in the South and West Precincts.

She has a vested interest in higher education and currently holds several degrees in various fields of study. She obtained two associates degrees, one in Criminal Justice and the other in Education & Training Management.

Deputy Quintana was awarded her bachelor’s degree is in Health and Physical Education, and aims to complete two other bachelor degrees in the upcoming year, one in Criminal Justice and the other in Personnel Management. Upon completion of these degrees, she has her eyes set on seeking a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies through the American Military University.

Deputy Quintana’s law enforcement career goals are to become an Investigative Agent within the Agency with a special interest in the Special Victims Unit.

Please join me in thanking Deputy Quintana for her dedicated and committed service not only to the Citizens of Brevard County, but to our great country as well.

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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