Deputy Michelle Sweet Is Brevard County ‘Sheriff For A Day’
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 21, 2015
assigned to South Precinct as a Deputy Sheriff
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I had the pleasure of spending the day with Deputy Michelle Sweet last week who was our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Sheriff For A Day.”
Michelle is currently assigned to our South Precinct as a Deputy Sheriff and began her career with the Sheriff’s Office in 2012.
The “Sheriff For A Day” program draws the name of one of our members each month to spend the day with me during the various activities I attend or am involved in such as meetings, events, presentations, budget items, and of course lunch.
The concept of the program is to give our members some insight into the day to day requirements of the Office of Sheriff and to also give me a chance to get to know our team members even better.
Please join me in congratulating Deputy Sweet on being selected as the “Sheriff For A Day” and also in thanking her for the great job she does everyday to protect our community and citizens.
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.