BCSO Softball Team Supports Special Olympics

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey would like to honor the members that volunteered for the softball team: Todd Beuer, Sang Hill, Brandon Sellers, John Jeffreys, Derrick Willand, Brett Lockhart, Kristen Fettes, Joe Bracey, Brandon Lanza, Craig Adelman, Gary Haas. (BCSO image)

Sheriff Wayne Ivey would like to honor the members that volunteered for the softball team who participated in the third Annual Softball Palooza: Todd Beuer, Sang Hill, Brandon Sellers, John Jeffreys, Derrick Willand, Brett Lockhart, Kristen Fettes, Joe Bracey, Brandon Lanza, Craig Adelman, Gary Haas. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY , FLORIDA — On Sunday, April 12, members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office volunteered to participate in the third Annual Softball Palooza Tournament to benefit Special Olympics Florida.

BCSO-STAR-180The tournament that took place in Osceola County invited Softball Teams throughout the State of Florida to help support the Special Olympics 2015.

I could not be more proud of our team for always supporting our community and being such incredible role models for our younger generation.

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The members of our agency put their lives on the line every day at work and then volunteer to put their hearts into helping others when they are off.

Please join me in thanking our team members Todd Beuer, Sang Hill, Brandon Sellers, John Jeffreys, Derrick Willand, Brett Lockhart, Kristen Fettes, Joe Bracey, Brandon Lanza, Craig Adelman, Gary Haas.

ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Melbourne Police Department on Tuesday at Uno’s Viera, for a multi-agency Tip-a-Cop fundraising event in Brevard County. (Video by Zach Clark, SpaceCoastDaily.com)

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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