Florida Institute of Technology Donates Over 200 Bikes To Brevard Sheriff’s Office Bike Program
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // May 23, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Recently, The Florida Institute of Technology graciously donated over 200 used bikes to the Sheriff’s Bike Program that renovates used bicycles so they can be donated by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to children and adults in need throughout our community.
The bicycles are refurbished using inmate labor and through the gracious donations of ABC Homebuilders Association and Walmart.
The bicycles, donated each year by FIT are bicycles that have been left on campus at the end of each school year by students who return home for the summer.
Over the course of the past 10 years, FIT has donated over 1500 bicycles in various conditions to our program with just over 200 bicycles being donated this year.
I would like to personally thank FIT President, Dr. Dwayne McCay and Director Kevin Graham for working with his staff and our team to facilitate this donation each and every year.
As I always say, “it takes a community to protect a community” and our partnership with FIT is a perfect example of working together for the benefit of our community.
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.