BCSO Wednesday Warrior: Deputy Kisha Ford-Torres

By  //  February 19, 2015

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serves as a 1st Lt. in the Army National Guard

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This week’s “Wednesday Warrior” is Deputy Kisha Ford-Torres. In addition to serving the citizens of Brevard County as a Deputy Sheriff, she also currently serves as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army National Guard. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Each week we recognize a current member of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office 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 “Wednesday Warrior” is Deputy Kisha Ford-Torres. In addition to serving the citizens of Brevard County as a Deputy Sheriff, she also currently serves as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army National Guard.

During her five years in the armed forces, she has held positions as the 1st Lt. – Battalion Staff Officer, and the 2nd Lt. – Platoon Leader.

Deputy Ford-Torres has specialized military training to include combat survival, movement and maneuver, building clearing, tactical Patrol-M4 and Pistol, ArcGIS, collection management, surveillance, reconnaissance and command specific training.

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Deputy Ford-Torres takes great pride in giving back to her country and believes there is no greater reward for all of her hard work and dedication. Her future goals in the military are to continue training and guiding other soldiers. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Deputy Ford-Torres has also completed an overseas deployment to Honduras in 2014 where she was assigned as the Officer-In-Charge.

She notes this deployment as one of her most memorable moments while serving in military, and described this assignment as both enlightening and inspiring to train and work alongside the Honduran Army soldiers.

Deputy Ford-Torres takes great pride in giving back to her country and believes there is no greater reward for all of her hard work and dedication. Her future goals in the military are to continue training and guiding other soldiers.

She hopes to become the commander of her own company, and progress to the brigade level to achieve some of the highest leadership opportunities.

Deputy Ford-Torres’ current rank and assignment with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is as a Patrol Deputy where she serves the citizens of Brevard County in the South Precinct.

She has 10 years of law enforcement experience and comes to Brevard County with prior service as a Master Police Officer and field training officer with a previous law enforcement agency.

Deputy Ford-Torres attended basic law enforcement training at the Atlanta Police Department and then attended the Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification crossover training at Eastern Florida State College.

The advice she would give to someone looking towards a career in law enforcement is to work hard, train hard and maintain focus every day at work.

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Deputy Ford-Torres’s future goals in law enforcement are to seek assignments in investigations as an Agent, and eventually a supervisor position.

Outside law enforcement, she enjoys Salsa dancing, spending time with her family, riding bikes, watching movies and reading books.

Please join me in thanking Deputy Ford-Torres for her service to our great country and the citizens of Brevard County.

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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