Sheriff Honors Citizens Observer Patrol Graduates

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Unit volunteers thousands of hours each year

BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOLDS CEREMONY FOR CITIZENS OBSERVER PATROL GRADUATES

Earlier this week, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office held a Graduation Ceremony for members of the Citizens Observer Patrol (COP) who recently graduated from COP Academy. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office held a graduation ceremony for members of our Citizens Observer Patrol (COP) who recently graduated from COP Academy.

BCSO-STAR-180As volunteers with our agency the members of our COP Unit work in various aspects of our agency to include assisting with Special Events, Traffic Control, Residential Neighborhood Checks, Clerical Assistance, and increased patrol efforts.

The COP Unit volunteers thousands of hours each year to help the Sheriff’s Office fulfill its overall mission of keeping our citizens safe.

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I truly can’t thank our volunteers enough for all they do to help our agency and for their commitment to helping keep Brevard County a great place to call home.

Please join me in congratulating our recent COP Academy graduates and also in thanking Chaplain Roger Alexander for all he does to coordinate our COP services and Cpl. Mike Charest for conducting the curriculum for the academy.

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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