All Sheriff’s Office Basketball Teams Medal At First Responders Games Held In Brevard
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 21, 2015
division one Enforcers took home a Bronze Medal
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office basketball teams showed just how competitive they are by medaling in all three divisions of the First Responders Games.
The “Lady Enforcers” competed in their first tournament ever and showed off their skills by going undefeated throughout the tournament and bringing home the Gold Medal.
The men’s Enforcer Basketball Team decided to split their resources in the tournament by having two teams compete in the competition, one in the tougher Division One Pool, and one in the Division Two Pool.
The Enforcer Team in the Division One Pool took home a Bronze Medal, while the team in Division Two earned a Silver Medal in their competition.
The First Responder Games are an opportunity for Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters from across the state of Florida to come together to compete in various sports while developing comradery and fellowship.
Our members had a great time competing in the competition and wish to thank the many volunteers who worked the games and made the event possible.
Please join me in congratulating all three of our teams on medaling in the competition and for strongly representing our agency and 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.
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.