BCSO Employee Spotlight: Agent Wendy Crowe Helps Solve Burglary Case
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // January 17, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As most of you know, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of many units and squads who perform very important functions around the clock to protect our citizens.
To better introduce you to our team, from time to time we post employee and unit spotlights so you can meet and get to know the incredible men and women of your Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
This week’s BCSO employee spotlight highlights Agent Wendy Crowe at the South Precinct GCU, who is a 8-year veteran with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Recently, a victim reported their home had been burglarized and a large sum of cash was missing from a secret hiding place.
Deputies subsequently responded to the residence where they were unable to locate the point of forced entry.
Agent Wendy Crowe of South Precinct’s General Crimes Unit was assigned the case and began checking for anyone with information about the crime.
Her efforts soon paid off, as she found a citizen who had heard of someone bragging about stealing a large sum of cash.
Agent Crowe then tracked down the suspect who eventually provided a full confession to burglarizing the victim’s residence.
The suspect advised that he located $30,000 in a well-hidden location while trying to find a point to access the locked residence.
The suspect then led Agent Crowe to where he had hidden the money.
Through her efforts, Agent Crowe recovered and returned $25,450 to the victim which was the amount that was left unspent by the suspect.
As a crime prevention tool, and a lesson well learned, the victim immediately deposited the large amount of remaining cash into his bank.
I am extremely proud of Agent Crowe and the citizens who helped ensure the return of the victim’s life savings. Because of their actions justice will be served on the burglar!!
Please join me in thanking Wendy for her commitment and dedication to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and for all she does to protect our citizens!
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.