Sheriff Wayne Ivey Speaks To ‘Moms Club of Melbourne’ On Personal Safety
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // April 8, 2016
"Mom's Club of Melbourne" meets monthly
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Thursday, I had the honor of speaking to the “Mom’s Club of Melbourne” on the topic of personal safety.
The “Mom’s Club of Melbourne” meets monthly at the West Melbourne Library to bring awareness and education to Brevard County moms on various topics.
The presentation focused on how we can best protect ourselves against violent criminals and also be prepared for a critical incident that could impact us, our family, our friends, or our co-workers.
The discussion focused on the importance of Run, Hide, and Fight when faced with a violent attack and also the importance of being aware of your surroundings.
The attendees further learned about various techniques and tools that can be utilized to project themselves and their homes as a “Hard” Target to would be criminals.
I would like to personally thank all of the moms that attended Thursday’s presentation and also thank Megan Pace for allowing us to speak to the group.
If you know of similar a group that would benefit from a Crime Prevention presentation please contact our Community Relations Coordinator, Lindsey Deaton at 321-264-6769.
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.
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.