Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Starts New Initiative To Increase Positive Interaction With Students
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // December 17, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This week, our agency initiated a brand new community outreach program “Milk And Donuts With The Sheriff And Deputies” that is designed for Elementary and Middle School aged children throughout Brevard County.
Our first “Milk And Donuts With The Sheriff And Deputies” program took place at Mims Elementary School where we had the chance to interact with the entire 6th grade class.
To make things even better, as the program was taking place we all enjoyed some delicious Donuts (Power Rings), Milk and Juice while the students got to ask any question they wanted about our profession and why we love being Law Enforcement Officers in Brevard County.
I truly believe that having positive interaction and relationships with kids in our community is one of the most effective ways to make sure that we get to kids before they get to us.
Today’s kids are our future parents, teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, doctors, and community leaders who will make sure that Brevard County remains one of the best places in the country to call home.
I would like to personally thank the teachers and staff at Mims Elementary School for allowing us to have Milk and Donuts with the students and also give a special thank you to Mrs. Patrick who set everything up for us.
If you are interested in hosting a “Milk And Donuts With The Sheriff And Deputies” at your school, please contact our Community Relations Unit at 321-264-7755.
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.