Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Employee Spotlight Features Deputy Tyler Peterson
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // April 26, 2017
Three Years of Service To BCSO
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 will 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.
Deputy Tyler Peterson
Years of Service With BCSO: 3
Current Assignment: North Precinct
On a recent Saturday morning at approximately 5:00 a.m., Deputy Tyler Peterson was dispatched to I-95 regarding the complaint of a reckless driver.
As Deputy Peterson searched the area, he located the suspect vehicle and observed that the driver of the vehicle was unable to maintain a single lane.
Deputy Peterson subsequently conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver who demonstrated signs of impairment. As a result of the DUI investigation, the driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. The female driver submitted breath samples with results indicating she was twice the illegal limit.
As a result of Deputy Peterson’s continued investigation, it was determined that the driver was traveling to a sporting event approximately 150 miles from the traffic stop with three (3) young children in the vehicle, ages 10, 11, and 11.
The driver was additionally charged with three (3) counts of Child Neglect.
As Sheriff, I am extremely proud of Tyler for his incredible service to our community and dedication to keeping everyone safe!! Because of his efforts, the driver, the children and every other citizen on the roadway that morning are safe today.
Tyler was recognized for his actions as the Deputy of the Month for North Precinct.
Please join me in thanking Tyler for his commitment and dedication to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and to protecting 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.