Brevard Sheriff’s Office Names Michelle Sweet Deputy of the Month In South Precinct
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // July 31, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Deputy Michelle Sweet was named South Precinct’s Deputy of the Month for her professionalism, diligence and outstanding investigative work regarding a grand theft of jewelry case where approximately $4,300 worth of jewelry was stolen.
During the course of the felony investigation, Deputy Sweet, who is currently assigned as an agent in the South Precinct General Crimes Unit, identified the suspect, and subsequently located the stolen items from a local pawn shop.
Deputy Sweet met with the victim, arranged for her to recover her jewelry, and subsequently located the suspect who confessed and was taken into custody.
Deputy Sweet is an extremely motivated Law Enforcement Officer who is thorough and relentless in her investigative assignments to identify the perpetrator and seek justice for the victim.
I could not be more proud of the job she does everyday to protect our citizens and community.
Please join me in congratulating Deputy Sweet for her outstanding investigative work and commitment to protecting Brevard County.
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.