BCSO Corrections K-9 Deputy, K-9 Partner Justice Help Make Arson Arrest With Rockledge Police
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // November 12, 2015
responded to an Arson call on Nicklaus Drive
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Earlier this week the Rockledge Police Department responded to an Arson call on Nicklaus Drive.
Due to the nature of the call, the Rockledge Police Department requested the assistance of our K-9 Unit, at which time Cpl. Chris Spencer, Field Training Officer Daniel Sacino and K-9 Justice were dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival, Cpl. Spencer and FTO Sacino learned that an unknown individual had set fire to a vehicle on Nicklaus Drive. Cpl. Spencer and K-9 Justice then tracked a suspect’s scent from the arson scene to a neighboring residence.
Cpl. Spencer then notified Rockledge Police Department Officers, who had located a residential surveillance recording, confirming the suspect lived at the residence K-9 Justice had located by tracking the scent.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has an incredible K-9 Unit, which includes apprehension, tracking, explosive ordinance and narcotic detection and cadaver location teams.
With these resources, we can support both BCSO and other public safety efforts and requests. In this particular case, it was our pleasure to work with the outstanding men and women of the Rockledge Police Department and assist them to locate a violent subject.
This case was yet another great example of professionalism and team work.
Please join me in congratulating all who were involved and Cpl. Spencer, Field Training Officer Sacino and K-9 Justice for a job well done.
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.