Sheriff Wayne Ivey Honors Sgt. Mike Green, K-9 Bosco’s Dedication to BCSO
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // April 7, 2016
has been with the sheriff's office since 1992
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Each and every day I tell people that I am surrounded by 1,500 incredible members of our agency who do great things to protect our community.
I truly love this job and consider myself blessed to serve as your Sheriff and to have the opportunity to work alongside the many different members of our agency that are committed to keeping Brevard County such a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of many units and squads who perform very important functions around the clock. To better introduce you to our team, we will be posting employee and unit spotlights on our social media sites where you can meet and get to know the proud men and women of your Sheriff’s Office.
Sergeant Mike Green has worked for the Sheriff’s Office since 1992. Mike was assigned to the K-9 Unit in 1997 and his partner is Bosco, a 6-year-old German Shepard. Mike and Bosco have been partners for the past five years, certified in patrol, explosive detection and tracking.
Mike is an FDLE State Certified Trainer and Evaluator. The K-9 Unit is an extremely important service for law enforcement. Our K-9 Deputies share a very deep and personal bond with their K-9 partners and are an intricate part of our team.
On a more personal note, Mike and Bosco enjoying visiting my office when I’m not there and sending me pictures of Bosco sitting on my sofa.
I am extremely proud of Mike for his incredible service to our community and am proud to announce that he is being promoted to Lieutenant in May when he will be assuming a new role by assisting in the operations and security of Port Canaveral.
Please join me in congratulating Mike in his upcoming promotion and thanking both he and Bosco for their incredible commitment and dedication to the BCSO and our citizens.
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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.