Sheriff Wayne Ivey Welcomes 19 New Agency Members
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // April 16, 2015
six current members promoted
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — On Tuesday, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office welcomed 19 new members to the agency and promoted 6 members to new positions within then agency.
As we welcome new members to our family I am always excited to see the tremendous show of pride and support from the families and friends who attend our Swear-In Ceremony to watch their loved ones take their Oath of Office.
There is truly no greater feeling than taking the Oath of Office as you start your career as a Law Enforcement Officer.
Please join me in congratulating all of our members who were recognized today and as always thank you for your incredible support of our agency.
• Kristopher Matthews – Deputy Sheriff
• John Vaughn – Deputy Sheriff
• Domain Thomas – Deputy Sheriff
• Jason Dymond – Deputy Sheriff
• Dillon Packard – Deputy Sheriff
• Adam Benke – Deputy Sheriff
• Kiesha Bullard – Corrections Deputy
• Patrick Thompson – Crew Supervisor
• Samantha Lanaghan – Crew Supervisor
• Erica Pryce – Corrections Technician
• Anthony Moore – Corrections Technician
•Traci Kellerup – Booking Technician
• Daniel Mawn – Court Records Specialist
• Tywanna Collier – Food Services Crew Supervisor
• Lisa Walters – HR Support Specialist
• Peggy Brooks – Maritime Security Officer
• Dale Seiter – Maritime Security Officer
• Samantha Rodriguez – Security Communications Specialist
• Evadney Davis – Security Communications Specialist
• Brent Haptonstall – FTO
• Gary Wyse – Corporal – Reserves
• Allen Cowart – Corporal – Reserves
• Anthony Brannon – Sergeant – Reserves
• Philip Stiffler – Sergeant – Reserves
• Donald Frantzen – Lieutenant – Reserves
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.
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.
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.