Brevard Sheriff’s Office Launches New ‘Great Kids’ Program Initiative, Recognizes Outstanding Kids

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The “Great Kids” Program was started to recognize outstanding kids in our community who constantly show respect for their peers, help others in a time of need, maintain a strong academic standard and represent themselves, their family and their school with great character and pride. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I am extremely proud to announce that as part of one of our newest initiatives, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Great Kids” Program, Kyle Caudill Of West Shore Junior/Senior High School has received our first ever “Great Kids” Award.

The “Great Kids” Program was started to recognize outstanding kids in our community who constantly show respect for their peers, help others in a time of need, maintain a strong academic standard and represent themselves, their family and their school with great character and pride.

All too often in today’s society we focus our resources and time on those that don’t do it right, while kids who go above and beyond tend to go unrecognized.

The “Great Kids” Program is facilitated in partnership with School Resource Officers and Deputies throughout Brevard County and Brevard Public Schools.
Kyle is a Junior at West Shore Junior/Senior High School who stands out as an exceptional humanitarian and student that is dedicated, not only to his academic career at West Shore, but also to several community based service projects.

In trying to help others Kyle has previously organized a Christmas Toy Drive that has collected over $2000 worth of toys to benefit the Children’s Home Society.

In addition, Kyle has also been responsible for organizing a book drive called “Rolling Readers” that benefits Brevard Schools by collecting new and used books to fill the school libraries. And as if that were not enough, Kyle has also been involved in several other community service projects to include another book drive organized by the National English Honor Society, of which Kyle is a member and also a service project with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes planting trees, plants and flowers in the community.

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Kyle is a proud athlete who plays basketball at West Shore and volunteers his free time to assist coaching Junior High basketball players. He is an extremely bright student who is constantly looking to help others.

Essentially, Kyle is a very humble young man who has a huge giving heart!

Please join me in congratulating Kyle for being our first “Great Kids” Award recipient and in commending him for everything he does to help others in his community and school!

I would like to also thank School Resource Office Valerie Butler of the Melbourne Police Department and Principal Rick Fleming of West Shore for nominating Kyle for this prestigious award!

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. 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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