Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey Welcomes New Recruits On ‘Draft Day’ At Eastern Florida State
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // April 11, 2016
BCSO 'DRAFTS' 12 NEW RECRUITS
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office held “Draft Day” last week for new recruits at the Eastern Florida State College Law Enforcement Academy.
“Draft Day” is held to officially offer future members of our agency conditional offers as Deputy Sheriffs with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. We are always proud to have new members join our BCSO Team as we work to recruit and hire the most professional Law Enforcement Officers in the country.
Drafted today were Brian Druland, Peter Chamberland, Loodymerch Quintero-Premion, Shaun Hill, Mitchell Matthias, Michelle Pace, Joseph Wynn, Candice Watson, Gregory Matthews, Lauren Hannon and Joel Hernandez.
Each of our new Deputy Sheriffs have demonstrated themselves as outstanding young adults with several having prior military service and two of our draftees being second generation BCSO Deputies following in the footsteps of their dads, Lt. Mike Mathias and Col. Sang Hill.
I would like to congratulate the 11 newest members of our agency and also personally thank the members of our Career Development Unit who do such an amazing job at recruiting the very best candidates to join our BCSO family.
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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.