Barfield Donates $40,000 To Brevard Public Safety Charity

By  //  February 13, 2015

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donation represents annual commissioner salary

 Brevard County Commissioner Jim Barfield presented Sheriff Wayne Ivey with a ceremonial check in the amount of $40,000.00 made payable to the Brevard County Public Safety Charity. (BCSO image)

Brevard County Commissioner Jim Barfield presented Sheriff Wayne Ivey with a ceremonial check in the amount of $40,000 made payable to the Brevard County Public Safety Charity. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Brevard County District 2 Commissioner Jim Barfield presented a donation in the amount of $40,000 to the Brevard County Public Safety Charity during a special ceremony on Friday.

The donation represents the annual commissioner’s salary that Commissioner Barfield graciously agreed to donate to the Brevard County Public Safety Charity for as long as he is blessed to serve as a Brevard County Commissioner.

The Brevard County Public Safety Charity is a 501(c) 3 that helps support all Brevard County First Responders in the event of an on-duty tragedy, family illness, or other critical incident.

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Brevard County Commissioner Jim Barfield, above with his wife Darlene, was honored as a Central Florida Humanitarian in 2013. “My wife and I have been truly blessed in life and wanted to make sure that we give back to those who put their lives on the line everyday to protect us and keep Brevard County safe,” said Commissioner Barfield. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine image)

The charity was created by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, but is designed to support all Public Safety agencies in Brevard County including Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue.

“My wife and I have been truly blessed in life and wanted to make sure that we give back to those who put their lives on the line everyday to protect us and keep Brevard County safe,” said Commissioner Barfield.

I truly can’t thank Commissioner Barfield enough for his incredible support of Public Safety throughout Brevard County and ask that you join me in thanking him for his commitment to our Public Safety members and for everything he does for our agency and Brevard County.

ABOVE VIDEO: Jim Barfield was honored as a Central Florida Humanitarian in 2013.

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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