BCSO ‘Home Security Surveys’ Now Provide Layer of Security For Homes and Businesses
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // July 26, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This week our Crime Prevention Unit rolled out our latest tool to prevent crime in our communities as part of our Home and Business Security Surveys.
Now every home or business that takes advantage of our free “Security Survey” will also receive a yard or window sign that identifies the premises as a “Safe Certified” location through the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
The sign(s) can be prominently placed so that would be burglars or thieves know that your property has been certified as a secure location by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and has the most up to date security features available. The goal is to send a message to potential perpetrators that your house is secure and not an easy target.
The Home and Business Security Survey is a free service that our agency provides to our citizens as part of our continued effort to prevent crime in our community.
Once the home or business owner makes an appointment for the survey, members of our Crime Prevention Unit come to your location and discuss step by step with you every thing you can do to improve security at your home or business.
The survey includes the latest suggested crime prevention techniques including environmental hazards, locks, lighting, alarms, and so much more.
At the end of the survey the home or business owner has a comprehensive list of suggested security improvements that they can then facilitate to harden their location against potential burglars.
I would like to personally congratulate Greg and Diane Coumbe for not only taking advantage of our Home Security Survey but for being the first home in Brevard County to receive their “Safe Certified” yard sign to alert potential burglars that their home is a secure location by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
For more information on this incredible program and to get your “Safe Certified” yard sign 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.
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.