Brevard Attitude Modification Program Starts With Successful Class

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This past Saturday the Brevard County Sheriff's Office hosted our first B.A.M. Program at our new B.A.M. Facility located near the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes, Florida. (BCSO Image)

This past Saturday the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office hosted our first B.A.M. Program at our new B.A.M. Facility located near the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes, Florida. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — This past Saturday the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office hosted our first B.A.M. Program at our new B.A.M. Facility located near the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes, Florida.

The program targets kids, ages 10-17 that are starting to make bad choices in their lives or being disrespectful to their parents.

The inaugural program had 22 kids in it that experienced all aspects of the program to include being sentenced by a judge, being booked into the facility, interaction with the chain gang, drilling, manual labor, tour of the morgue, tour of the jail, life skills training, resume construction, instruction on going to job interviews, lessons in self esteem development, as well as an education and career fair.

The program is designed to give kids a first hand look at what happens when you make bad choices and what can happen when you make great choices.

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I would like to personally thank everyone from our team who developed and presented the program, Chief Judge John Harris, State Attorney Phil Archer, the career fair vendors, and the parents who cared enough to have their kids participate in this incredible life changing program.

For more information on this free program, please visit our website at Brevardsheriff.com or contact our Crime Prevention Unit at 321-264-7755.

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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