CRIME PREVENTION TIP: Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s Informs Citizens How To Prevent Domestic Violence
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // March 27, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As we continue to focus on the prevention of Domestic Violence it’s time to take a look at what we as a community can do to lower the incidence of Domestic Violence in Brevard County.
I am a strong believer that “it takes a community to protect a community,” so to stop Domestic Violence we have to all work together and look out for each other by taking the following steps:
1. If you see something say something!!
2. Don’t hesitate to refer your neighbor, family member or a co-worker to a Domestic Violence organization for help!
3. Organize a presentation by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office on Domestic Violence at your workplace, church, or homeowners meeting!!
4. Start a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program and make awareness about Domestic Violence a focus point!!
5. Volunteer at a local Domestic Violence Shelter or outreach program!!
6. Donate to a local Domestic Violence Shelter!!
7. Live by example by creating a healthy, respectful and loving relationship and atmosphere for your spouse, children and pets!!
Remember Domestic Violence in many cases is a learned behavior so let’s make sure that everyone in Brevard County is learning to live WITHOUT Domestic Violence!
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.