Brevard County Sheriff’s Jailbreak Adventure Race Collects Shoes For Those In Need

By  //  November 2, 2015

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over 250 pairs of shoes were donated

While our Jailbreak Adventure Race always does a great job at raising money each year for local charities this year's Adventure Race also helped those in need through a different measure as well. (BCSO image)

While our Jailbreak Adventure Race always does a great job at raising money each year for local charities this year’s Adventure Race also helped those in need through a different measure as well. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – While our Jailbreak Adventure Race always does a great job at raising money each year for local charities this year’s Adventure Race also helped those in need through a different measure as well.

I would like to personally thank our very own Jessica Vanatta for bringing to our attention the opportunity for additional generosity to our community by asking the race participants to donate their muddy sneakers after they finished the race so that they could be cleaned and donated to those in need.

The request was met with overwhelming successful, as over 250 pairs of shoes were donated by participants.

Once the shoes were collected we then used Inmate Labor to clean all the shoes and prepare them for donation.

The shoes are being donated to the National Veterans Homeless Support, Inc., The Brevard Homeless Coalition, Inc., and Brevard FACT (Florida Assertive Community Treatment) so that they can be truly used by those in need.

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I am so proud of everyone who participated in this very generous gesture that truly demonstrates why Brevard County is such a wonderful place to live, work and raise our families.

Thank you to everyone who made this such an incredible event.

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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