Sheriff Hosts Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting, Decision Making Course
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // February 15, 2016
one-of-a-kind 8-hour class
ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted a video with a powerful and popular message that immediately went viral with more than 6 million views. The video was partly in response to the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, where 14 people were killed and 21 others injured last December. Sheriff Ivey said, “If you are a person who is legally licensed to carry a firearm, now is the time, more than ever, to realize that you, and you alone, may very well be the first line of defense for you, your family and others around you in a terrorist or active shooter scenario.”
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office held our Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting and Decision Making Course Saturday at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Firearms Training Facility on Pluckebaum Road in Cocoa.
This one-of-a-kind 8-hour class taught by Firearms Instructors from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is offered to citizens that have either obtained a Concealed Carry Permit or would like to obtain a permit pursuant to attending the instructional class.
The class includes training on “Self Defense Through Mental Preparedness,” legal instruction on Self Defense, Tactical Shooting, and “Shoot Don’t Shoot” scenario training.
This class is as much about when not to shoot as it is to shoot and offers citizens training so that they are well prepared to be the first line of defense for them and their family if they face a violent criminal.
The class is offered almost every Saturday of the month and the cost is $50.
I would like to personally thank everyone who attended the class, and all of our team members and staff who help make this class such a success.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING CLASS
ABOUT BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY:
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.