Vernon Weekley To Be Honored With Space Coast Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award
By Space Coast Daily // August 27, 2017
worked under three Brevard County Sheriffs
EDITOR’S NOTE: In every community there are great men and women who have, by their strength of will and character, become ingrained in the consciousness of our society. They are doers who have made a stand and a commitment for the common good. They are labeled as public servants, but they are truly our natural leaders whose legacies are the milestones of our progress.
Space Coast Daily is honored to highlight the 2017 Space Coast Public Service Awards honorees, starting with the Lifetime Achievement category.
Below, we present Vernon Weekley, who enjoyed an accomplished law enforcement career that spanned over a 30-year period. He rose through the ranks of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and along the way, many of his accomplishments provided the foundation for the outstanding law enforcement service the agency provides to the citizens of Brevard County today.
The second annual Space Coast Public Service Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, September 23, inside the Maxwell C. King Center For the Performing Arts. Seating is now available so don’t delay in making your reservations.
Call 321-242-2219 or log on to KingCenter.com for tickets.
Supervised, Developed and Mentored Many Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Vernon Weekley enjoyed an accomplished law enforcement career that spanned over a 30-year period.
His career involved service in the U.S. Air Force and four different law enforcement agencies including the Glendale (Arizona) Police Department, Village of Biscayne Park (Florida) Police Department, North Miami Beach (Florida) Police Department and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (1968 – 1995).
During his 27-year career with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Weekly worked under three different Sheriffs, including Leigh Wilson, Rollin Zimmerman and Jake Miller.
During his service to those various Sheriffs, Weekly served in the Uniform Patrol Deputy, was a General Crimes Agent, K-9 Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Command Staff. He even served as interim sheriff during the administration of Sheriff Zimmerman.
In his various service assignments, Weekly consistently demonstrated a professional dedication to duty and maintained the highest levels of public trust.
He supervised, developed and mentored many law enforcement officers as they entered their public safety careers. Weekly rose through the ranks of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and along the way, many of his accomplishments provided the foundation for the outstanding law enforcement service the agency provides to the citizens of Brevard County today.
Weekly is credited with the creation of the Selective Enforcement Unit. This patrol function deployed uniformed deputies on motorcycles with their intended focus upon traffic offenders. High visibility on public roadways, within school zones, and within residential communities became the primary responsibility for the Motor Unit.
Another component of the Selective Enforcement Unit involves uniformed deputies who specialize in impaired driving offenses. Weekly was responsible for obtaining the funding necessary to design, equip and deploy the agency’s first “BATmobile.”
This DUI enforcement tool provided a mobile command center that efficiently served the needs of the Sheriff’s Office, as well as all the municipal police agencies within Brevard County.
In addition to his outstanding law enforcement service, Weekly dedicated his time and energy to many civic endeavors, including: Coaching in the Merritt Island Little League program; active supporter of Merritt Island Baseball (Mustang Dug-Out Club); Committee member of the AAU Junior Olympic Games (1994); leadership positions in the Brevard County Chapter of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club; active participation in the annual Christmas Toy run in conjunction with the Police Hall of Fame; lifetime member of the ‘Veteran’s Council’; 15 year Board Member for the Brevard Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD); Charter member of the Brevard County Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) are among the highlights of his community service.
Seating for the 2017 Space Coast Public Service Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, is now available so don’t delay in making your reservations. Call 321-242-2219 or log on to KingCenter.com for tickets.
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