Sheriff Designates ‘Superhero Parking’ For Veterans, Active Duty Military
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // December 24, 2015
small gesture of thanks for veterans
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to all of our great Nation’s veterans and active duty military members.
As a demonstration of our gratitude for their dedication, commitment and sacrifices to preserve the many freedoms we enjoy, we have created “Superhero Parking” spaces at each of our Precincts and will be seeking the support of our County Commissioners to consider placing the parking signs at all Brevard County facilities.
The signs will be prominently placed at the facilities to provide our Superheroes easy and quick access.
We understand that this is only a small gesture of thanks for every active military and veteran in our great nation, but it is the least we can do to express our appreciation for all they have given and continue to provide to keep America safe.
The idea for this new initiative for our agency was brought to us by one of our incredible citizens, Eric Rath who is also a Paramedic/Firefighter for Brevard County Fire Rescue.
Eric saw a similar program elsewhere and mentioned it to me so I would like to personally thank him for bringing the idea to us and for looking out for our Military Heroes.
As Christmas fast approaches we hope and pray that each of our citizens are blessed with peace and treasured family time.
On behalf of the 1,500 proud members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, many of which are either active or military veterans, we thank you and wish you a very Merry Christmas.
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.