Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Chief Mike Lewis Retires After 35 Years of Service

By  //  August 6, 2017

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During his 35 years with the agency, Mike was assigned to several different units and positions to include Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Investigative Sergeant, Lieutenant, Major and Chief Deputy. Mike finished his career as Chief of Judicial Services where he proudly supervised the Jail and Court Services. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This past Friday, we wished a very happy retirement to longtime Brevard County Sheriff’s Office family member Chief Mike Lewis. Mike has enjoyed an incredible career with our agency and leaves behind a legacy of professionalism and valued public service.

Mike has been an exceptional leader for our team not only during my tenure as Sheriff but also as he proudly served under Sheriff Miller, Sheriff Williams, and Sheriff Parker.

Mike was hired by former Sheriff Jake Miller.

During his 35 years with the agency, Mike was assigned to several different units and positions to include Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Investigative Sergeant, Lieutenant, Major and Chief Deputy. Mike finished his career as Chief of Judicial Services where he proudly supervised the Jail and Court Services.

Throughout his career, Mike has received countless letters of Commendation for exceptional service and has mentored and shaped the careers of hundreds of Law Enforcement Officers who have proudly served our agency and community.

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Please join me in congratulating Mike 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 Mike the absolute best in the next chapter of his life and greatly appreciate his dedication and friendship through the years!

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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.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.

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.

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.


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