Mounted Posse Members Receive Leadership Awards

By  //  February 15, 2015

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Susan ivey recognized as Volunteer of the Quarter

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Earlier this week Major Ken Willis of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit presented Sgt. Rick Schmidt and Susan Ivey with Quarterly Service Plaques as members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Earlier this week Major Ken Willis of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit presented Sgt. Rick Schmidt and my beautiful wife Susan Ivey with Quarterly Service Plaques as members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse.

BCSO-STAR-180The awards were presented during Mounted Posse training at the Wickham Park Equestrian Center for their commitment as volunteers to the Mounted Posse and the citizens of Brevard County.

Susan was recognized as Volunteer of the Quarter while Rick was additionally recognized for his tremendous leadership as the Sgt. of the Mounted Patrol Unit.

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse Unit is comprised 100 percent of Volunteers who dedicate their time, horse, and resources to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to assist in searching for missing persons while also assisting in special details, and community events.

If you are interested in learning more about our Mounted Posse Unit or becoming a volunteer member please contact Major Ken Willis at 321-652-4091.

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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