BCSO Starts ‘Leadership Speaker Series’ For Agency Members, Local Law Enforcement Agencies
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // May 23, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Monday morning, our agency rolled out it’s newest initiative, the “Leadership Speaker Series” that is designed to help develop future leaders for our agency at each and every level.
The primary goal of the program is to expose our future leaders and members to various styles of leadership from speakers who are right here in our backyard.
We were extremely honored to have as our very first speaker, Retired Army Colonel (Col.) Danny McKnight who not only proudly served his country but is also extremely active in our community.
Col. McKnight speaks regularly on leadership all over the country and is a phenomenal speaker who draws his leadership style from having served as a combat veteran, military leader, and as a U.S. Ranger.
Our goal is to host 3-4 lectures per year for our members using speakers from various and diverse areas of our community.
By utilizing local leadership speakers we introduce our team members to members of our community who have a proven track record of success in our own community and who are extremely familiar with the mission and style of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
I would like to personally thank Col. McKnight for volunteering his time to present to the members of our team and for his incredible service to our great nation and our community.
We are truly blessed to have him serve as a speaker for us and to have him as such a strong supporter of our agency!
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.