Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse Volunteers Receive Patrol Preparedness Training

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Members of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Mounted Posse Unit on Sunday participated in their final "Patrol Preparedness" Class that took place in the Defense Tactics Room at the newly opened Eastern Florida State College Public Safety Institute. (BCSO image)

Members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse Unit on Sunday participated in their final “Patrol Preparedness” Class that took place in the Defense Tactics Room at the newly opened Eastern Florida State College Public Safety Institute. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse Unit on Sunday participated in their final “Patrol Preparedness” Class that took place in the Defense Tactics Room at the newly opened Eastern Florida State College Public Safety Institute.

The 16 hour training class concluded today with 8 hours of Defense Tactics training but also had previously included training in Patrol Procedures, Report Writing, Crime Trend Awareness, Community Relations and other topics relative to Patrol Operations.

The Mounted Posse will be assisting with crime prevention efforts in the future by conducting patrols at various areas throughout the county to include the Avenues in Viera, Merritt Island Mall, Port Canaveral and other locations in Brevard County.

The Mounted Posse Unit was created two years ago and is comprised of approximately 35 volunteers.

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Each volunteer provides and maintains their own horse, trailers and time to assist our agency in various activities to include Search and Rescue, Community Relations, Community Events, and now Patrol Details.

This past year the members of this Unit volunteered in excess of 6,000 hours of their time, energy, and passion to help protect our community.

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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