BCSO SWAT Team Competes At 2015 SWAT Round Up International In Orlando
By Sheriff Wayne Ivey // November 15, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This week, your BCSO SWAT Team competed in the 2015 SWAT Round Up International, which was held in Orlando, Florida.
The week-long training and competition consisted of SWAT teams from all over the world. Teams from across the United States and as far away as Sweden, Hungary, Kuwait and Germany are just to name a few that made up a field of 61 teams during this annual event.
More than just a training event or competition, SWAT Round-Up is a sum that is much greater than its parts.
Ultimately, it is an opportunity for SWAT members from across the globe to come together as one to train and learn from each other.
The training and education program is a vital component of the SWAT Round-Up International experience. No other venue offers an equal gathering of distinguished experts in the field of weapons and tactics.
Each of the five Round-Up competition events put on during the week are geared for simulation of real life scenarios and are intended to physically and mentally challenge the team as a unit.
Optional events and competitions emphasize weapon expertise and physical fitness.
After a grueling week of fierce competition, BCSO’s SWAT Team brought home a 14th place finish!
I couldn’t be more proud of this year’s team for the dedication and commitment they demonstrated towards representing your Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in this prestigious event.
The BCSO SWAT team and Corrections CRT members are deputies who have volunteered and participated in week long tryouts to be considered for selection to these specialized units.
Our SWAT and Corrections CRT members are highly trained and equipped to address the worst of the worst to keep our communities and citizens safe!
Please join me in congratulating this years BCSO SWAT Team participants, Agent Alex Sorokin, Agent Todd Holland, Agent Rick Clements, Agent Zach Brown, Agent Chris Neel, Agent Stephen Dishong, Agent Derek Cheek, and Sergeant Brandon Gish.
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.