BCSO Teams Up With Area Police Agencies For First Ever ‘Reverse Christmas Parade’ Nov. 6

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This coming Friday, November 6th, our agency along with the Titusville Police Department, the Cocoa Beach Police Department, the Cocoa Police Department, Rockledge Police Department, and the West Melbourne Police Department will host the first ever "Reverse Christmas Parade" that is designed to collect toys for kids in need this coming Christmas. (BCSO Image)

This coming Friday, November 6th, our agency along with the Titusville Police Department, the Cocoa Beach Police Department, the Cocoa Police Department, Rockledge Police Department, and the West Melbourne Police Department will host the first ever “Reverse Christmas Parade” that is designed to collect toys for kids in need this coming Christmas. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This coming Friday, November 6th, our agency along with the Titusville Police Department, the Cocoa Beach Police Department, the Cocoa Police Department, Rockledge Police Department, and the West Melbourne Police Department will host the first ever “Reverse Christmas Parade” that is designed to collect toys for kids in need this coming Christmas.

Historically, events such as the Annual Toy Run have helped generate enough toys to make sure that those in need in our community have a Merry Christmas however this year the Toy Run is not taking place and our agency and others are trying to help fill the void.

The “Reverse Christmas Parade” is a new concept and opportunity we came up with to ask our community to help us meet our goal of making sure that every kid in Brevard County has a Merry Christmas.

As everyone is aware during a parade the participants in the parade throw candy and other items to those lining the streets.

In the “Reverse Christmas Parade” we are asking our citizens and businesses to partner with us by lining the below listed Parade route with new unwrapped toys.

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As your Law Enforcement Officers march by we will collect the toys to make sure that Brevard County’s children in need have a great Christmas morning.

As I always say “it takes a community to protect a community” and the “Reverse Christmas Parade” is yet anther way for us all to partner together to help those in need.

I hope to see you along the Parade route as we all work together to show why Brevard County is an awesome place to call home!

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Downtown Titusville
Start at US1 and Grace then go northbound to Broad Street.

10 – 11:00 a.m.
Cocoa Beach
Stage at N 4th Street and N. Orlando Avenue and then travel south on N. Orlando Avenue until we reach the Cocoa Beach Police Department at Minutemen Causeway.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Cocoa
Stage at 520 and Brevard Avenue in the bank parking lot, travel south down Brevard Avenue until you reach Rosa L. Jones Blvd, First Baptist Church of Cocoa.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Rockledge
Stage at Rockledge Police Department We will travel on Barton until we reach the strip mall located at Barton and Fiske.

3 – 3:30 p.m.
The Avenues
We will start at Sports Authority then we will go through the interior of the Avenues circle on Town Center Avenue.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
West Melbourne
Hammock Landing at Palm Bay Road and Norfolk Road, start at Target and then cross Norfolk Road circle the complex with the end in Kohls parking-lot.

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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