Lieutenant Ron Parker Retires From Brevard County Sheriff’s Office After 30 Years of Service
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // April 24, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last Friday, we wished a very happy retirement to longtime Brevard County Sheriff’s Office family member Lieutenant Ron Barker.
Ron has enjoyed an incredible career with our agency and leaves behind a legacy of professionalism and valued public service.
Ron was hired on May 11, 1987 by former Sheriff Jake Miller and was assigned as a Patrol Deputy.
During his 30 years with the agency, Ron was assigned to several different units and positions to include Deputy, FTO, Corporal, Agent, Sergeant and Lieutenant.
As an Agent Ron was assigned to the Homicide Unit. During his career, Ron has been assigned to Canaveral, South, North and East Precincts, he has also been assigned to Court Services, Youth Programs (SHOCAP & DARE), and Training where he worked at the Range.
Ron has received hundreds of letters of Commendation during his career for exceptional service.
Please join me in congratulating Ron for his incredible efforts and commitment to our agency and citizens and also in wishing him a very relaxing, fun and well-deserved retirement!
We wish Ron the absolute best in the next chapter of his life and greatly appreciate his dedication!
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.