Sheriff’s ‘Enforcers’ Plays Merritt Island High School

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game benefits MIHS Athletic Department

Earlier this week, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Enforcers Basketball Team played the Merritt Island High School Varsity Basketball team to help raise money for the MIHS Athletic Department. (BCSO image)

Earlier this week, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcers Basketball Team played the Merritt Island High School Varsity Basketball team to help raise money for the MIHS Athletic Department. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcers Basketball Team played the Merritt Island High School varsity basketball team to help raise money for the MIHS Athletic Department.

BCSO-STAR-180The game was played in front of the student body and helped raise over $1,500 for the school’s athletic programs.

The Enforcers came out on top with a 51-39 win after trailing at the half by 11 points.

During the halftime show, Andy Turner with Allstate Insurance did a great presentation on the dangers of texting and distracted driving.

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Our basketball team is comprised of members of our agency and a member of Brevard County Fire Rescue who all volunteer their time to compete on our team and to participate in events like this to share a positive influence with kids throughout our community.

I would like to personally thank the students who attended yesterday’s game, the MIHS Staff and Boys Basketball Team, and our Enforcers for all they do to make a difference in our community.

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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