Local Law Enforcement Agencies Hold 3rd Annual “Reverse Christmas Parade” To Collect Toys For Kids In Need
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // December 1, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Thursday, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office along with Cocoa Beach Police Department, Melbourne Police Department, Cocoa Police Department, Titusville Police Department, Rockledge Police Department and West Melbourne Police Department held the 3rd Annual “Reverse Christmas Parade” in various locations throughout Brevard County.
The “Reverse Christmas Parade” was held to help obtain donations of unwrapped Christmas Toys that are given to kids in need during the Christmas Season.
This year’s event collected hundreds of toys from local businesses and citizens that lined the streets waiting for the parade to travel by so they could do their part to help those that are less fortunate.
This effort is another great example of how well our citizens and Law Enforcement Officers have partnered together to make Brevard County such an awesome place to call home!
I would like to personally thank all of the businesses and citizens who came out to support the event, and all of the Law Enforcement Agencies and volunteers who helped make the event such a tremendous success.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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.