‘Enforcers’ Win Guns And Hoses Tournament

By  //  March 2, 2015

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CHAMPS FOR FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW

Earlier this week, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office "Enforcers" Basketball Team competed in the Guns and Hoses Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida as part of Public Safety Day that was hosted by the Harris Corporation. (BCSO image)

Earlier this week, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Enforcers” Basketball Team competed in the Guns and Hoses Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida as part of Public Safety Day that was hosted by the Harris Corporation. (BCSO image)

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Enforcers” Basketball Team competed in the Guns and Hoses Basketball Tournament last week at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida as part of Public Safety Day that was hosted by the Harris Corporation.

BCSO-STAR-180The Enforcers suffered a loss to Orange County Corrections early in the tournament but fought back through the brackets to face Orange County Corrections once again in the finals.

This time the results were much different with the Enforcers jumping out to a huge lead in the first few minutes of the game by a score of 19-4.

The Enforcers continued to post a significant lead throughout the game that ended with a final score of 48-32 giving them their fourth consecutive Guns and Hoses Championship.

ABOVE VIDEO: The philanthropic-minded Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcers have volunteered to work with kids at Police Athletic League summer camps and pitted themselves against the Court Kingz to help the Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition and the Harlem Ambassadors twice to raise funds for the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Agent Leonard Jones

Agent Leonard Jones

Agent Leonard Jones was named the team’s MVP for the tournament after having a solid performance at both ends of the court.

I would like to personally thank the Harris Corporation for hosting this year’s tournament and for donating a check for $5,000 to the charity of choice of the first place team.

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Our team has designated the money to the Brevard County Public Safety Charity that helps Public Safety Officers in Brevard County during a time of need if they are injured on duty or face illness.

I truly appreciate our coaching staff and players who volunteer their time to represent our agency during so many different charity events and school functions.

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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