Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey Meets With U.S. Senators In Washington D.C.
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // January 9, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This past week I had the distinct honor of being personally requested to travel to Washington D.C. along with Sheriffs from across the country to meet with U.S. Senators as they opened Congress.
The purpose of the meetings was to discuss law and order in our country.
The trip to D.C. was funded entirely by the National Sheriff’s Association who is working diligently with Senators across the country to make sure that Law Enforcement Officers have the resources and support they need to protect our citizens and keep America safe.
From ambushed attacks on our officers to the disruption of federal programs that take away valuable resources, I have never seen a time in my 37 years as a Law Enforcement Officer like our profession faces today.
I am extremely proud to have been invited by the National Sheriff’s Association along with fellow Florida Sheriff Mike Atkinson of Walton County, to be part of the team of Sheriffs from across the country who traveled to D.C. on such an important issue.
I am also proud of the NSA for taking a very aggressive leadership role in protecting our constitutional rights while ensuring our Nation’s law enforcement officers have the resources and tools necessary to effectively address violent crime.
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.