Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Wraps Christmas Gifts In Support of ‘Kids Without Christmas’
By Space Coast Daily // December 20, 2016
program provides gifts to over 650 kids in need
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Early Sunday morning, approximately 40 members of our agency volunteered at the “Christmas Present Wrapping Event” for the Kids Without Christmas (KWC) program that provided gifts to over 650 kids in need and their families during this holiday season.
KWC is an amazing organization that works annually to make sure that every kid in Brevard County has a great Christmas morning.
Through very generous community donors and volunteers, the organization provided over 8,000 gifts for families that otherwise might not have had presents to open on Christmas Day.
KWC has been in operation for 20 years and has brought Christmas Joy to thousands and thousands of children right here in our community.
I would like to personally thank Mike Kelly and the entire KWC Team for all they do to help kids in need and for all they do to help support our agency’s toy drive each year as well.
I would like to also thank everyone from our agency and community who took part in today’s wrapping event to once again demonstrate just how great it is to live in Brevard County.
–Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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.
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