VIDEO: Wayne Ivey Re-Elected As Brevard County Sheriff, Ivey Thanks The Community
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // June 25, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey thanks the community for their support.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – At noon on Friday, I was notified by the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Office that I was the only candidate who announced or qualified to run for Sheriff of Brevard County in the 2016 Election Cycle.
As such, I am blessed and honored to be re-elected as Sheriff of Brevard County, and to have the opportunity to continue to work alongside the incredible men and women of your Sheriffs Office.
While I am truly humbled to have earned your trust, I personally believe that being re-elected without opposition is actually a testament and direct result of the hard work, professionalism, and dedication of the members of your Brevard County Sheriff’s Office!!
I know firsthand the level of commitment that each employee puts forth each and every day while protecting our community and I firmly believe that today, our citizens demonstrated their trust and love for our agency in their actions of re-electing us to office without opposition.
Without question we are truly blessed to serve as Law Enforcement Officers in Brevard County where our citizens have partnered with us to protect our community and to keep Brevard County a great place to call home!!
ABOVE VIDEO: Lindsey Deaton talks about the Sheriff and recent happenings around the Sheriff’s Office.
By working together with our citizens during the past three and a half years we have lowered our Crime Rate by almost 14%, developed new and innovative programs that are the first of their kind in the nation, and demonstrated that we are one of the most progressive and professional agencies in the country.
None of that happens without the commitment and passion of our members and our citizens who are partners with us in protecting our community!!
In addition I am happy to share with you that our agency operates as the most efficient Law Enforcement and Corrections Agency in all of Central Florida while developing a reputation for being tough on crime, but even tougher on criminals.
We have taken on new challenges by taking over School Security, the Port, and even Animal Control while maintaining our primary focus of protecting our citizens. And through it all, we have welcomed hundreds of new members to our agency and said goodbye to many iconic figures who retired after dedicating nearly their entire lives to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and our citizens.
In the the coming years I look forward to continuing to work alongside our members and citizens as we strive to reach our goals of lowering the Crime Rate even further than we already have and developing new programs that will forever change the way Law Enforcement protects it’s citizens.
I want you to know that while I have always enjoyed my Law Enforcement career, there is nothing in my professional life that I am more proud of than being a member of our agency and having the opportunity to serve as your Brevard County Sheriff!! More than anything else, I am humbled and proud to serve alongside the 1,500 proud men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office who I call family.
Earlier this afternoon I was joined by hundreds of our employees and supporters who stood together at the intersection of SR 520 and Courtney Parkway to thank our citizens for their wonderful support and trust!! It was our way of showing our appreciation for everything our citizens have done to support us through the years!!
As always, thank you for everything you do to support our agency, our members and to partner with us to keep Brevard County a great place to call home!
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.