North Precinct Deputies Recognized By Sheriff For Outstanding Performance

By  //  January 19, 2016

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Deputies Brandon Phillips, Brandon Sellers Cited

On November 11, 2015, at approximately 1:15 AM, Deputy Brandon Phillips initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a female. During the traffic stop, Deputy Phillips and Deputy Brandon Sellers suspected the individual was impaired and initiated a driving under the influence investigation that culminated in the arrest of the suspect. (BCSO image)

On November 11, 2015, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Deputy Brandon Phillips, right, initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a female. During the traffic stop, Deputy Phillips and Deputy Brandon Sellers, left, suspected the individual was impaired and initiated a driving under the influence investigation that culminated in the arrest of the suspect. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On November 11, 2015, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Deputy Brandon Phillips initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a female.

During the traffic stop, Deputy Phillips and Deputy Brandon Sellers suspected the individual was impaired and initiated a driving under the influence investigation that culminated in the arrest of the suspect.

During an inventory search of the vehicle, Deputies Phillips and Sellers discovered a child’s seat and backpack in the vehicle.

The Deputies, having previous knowledge that the suspect lived alone with a small child, and due to her intoxicated condition, became concerned for the child’s safety and wellbeing.

The suspect refused to answer any questions concerning the child which concerned the Deputies even more.

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The Deputies subsequently checked the suspects residence and found it secured. They then began researching for emergency contacts, neighbors or family who may be caring for the child.

The Deputies along with Deputy Charles Hill responded back to the suspect’s residence where they walked closely around the residence and then heard a small child crying inside.

They then entered into the residence under exigent circumstances, discovering a naked child, approximately four years of age that had been left alone inside the home.

The Deputies notified the Department of Children and Families who took custody of the child. The suspect was additionally charged with one count of Child Neglect for allowing the child endangerment.

The child is safe today because our Deputies followed their instincts and refused to stop until they knew the child was safe from harm.

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All too often poor decisions can lead to very sad results. This incident had a safe ending and I can’t thank our Deputies enough for their efforts.

As such Deputies Brandon Phillips and Brandon Sellers were recognized as our North Precinct Deputies of the Month for December.

Please join me in congratulating Deputies Phillips, Sellers and Hill for their incredible efforts.

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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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