BCSO Major Tod Goodyear Retires After 30 Years of Service

By  //  January 29, 2016

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Earlier this week we wished a very happy retirement to a longtime Brevard County Sheriff’s Office family member, Commander Tod Goodyear. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Earlier this week we wished a very happy retirement to a longtime Brevard County Sheriff’s Office family member, Commander Tod Goodyear.

Tod has had an incredible career with our agency and leaves behind a legacy of professionalism and valued public service.

Tod was hired as a Deputy Sheriff in 1986, and was first assigned to South Precinct Road Patrol. During his 30 years with the agency, Tod was assigned and promoted to several different units and positions. Tod was appointed as an Agent and served in the South Precinct General Crimes Unit until February 12, 1994, when he was transferred to the Major Crimes Unit. On October 1, 1997, Tod was assigned to the Homicide Unit in the Criminal Investigative Services.

On December 3, 1999, Tod was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to West Precinct Road Patrol.

On April 14, 2001, Tod was assigned as Sergeant over the CIS Special Victim’s Unit and was subsequently promoted on April 15, 2006, to Lieutenant in CIS. On January 8, 2013, Tod was promoted to Major, supervising the agency’s Criminal Investigative Services.

Throughout his career Tod, has received a tremendous amount of accolades and letters of commendation from both within and outside of the agency.

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He is not only a great Law Enforcement Officer but is a great friend to all as well!!

Please join me in congratulating Tod for his incredible service and commitment to our agency and citizens and also in wishing him a very relaxing, fun and well-deserved retirement!

We wish Tod the absolute best in the next chapter of his life and greatly appreciate his leadership and dedication!

Well done Tod!

– Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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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