Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Cuts Ribbon On New Mounted Posse Training Facility
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // May 21, 2018
entire project facilitated using Inmate Labor
BREVARD COUNTY • SHARPES, FLORIDA– On Sunday, our agency held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Grand Opening of our Mounted Posse Training Facility at our Special Projects Complex in Sharpes, Florida.
In attendance for the ceremony were members of our Mounted Posse, our Inmate Work Crew Supervisors, and several inmates who helped facilitate the Grand Opening.
The facility was created and transformed from the old Department of Corrections Firearms Range in Sharpes into a state of the art training facility that will be utilized by our agency’s Mounted Posse Unit.
The new facility includes an arena, stable area, classroom, covered activities area, tack storage, pole barn and a locker room for the Mounted Posse and ground crew.
The entire project was facilitated using Inmate Labor who were supervised by our Inmate Work Crew Team.
The BCSO Mounted Posse Unit is fully comprised of volunteers who donate their horses and time to help protect our community at no cost to the taxpayers.
Each member not only provides their own horse, but also the cost of food, veterinarian services and transportation to the various trainings, events and calls for service such as Search and Rescue for missing children and seniors, community events, and even patrol activities.
Last year the members of the Mounted Posse volunteered in excess 6,500 hours to help keep our community safe while also helping to fulfill the mission of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Please join me in thanking everyone who made this new training facility possible and also in thanking our Mounted Posse Unit for all they do to keep Brevard County a safe place to call home.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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