Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey Addresses Gov. DeSantis’ Offer To Become FDLE’s Commissioner

By  //  April 2, 2019

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Brevard Sheriff Ivey was first elected in 2012

ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey expresses his passion for Brevard County and serving the citizens. Sheriff Ivey assures Brevard County citizens he will continue to serve as Sheriff of Brevard County after turning down offer to become FDLE’s next commissioner.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced in a video segment on Monday that he will continue to serve as Sheriff of Brevard County after being offered the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Commissioner position by Gov. DeSantis.

Ivey says he was offered the position by Gov. DeSantis, however, Ivey turned it down citing his passion for Brevard County and the citizens.

“Serving as the Sheriff of Brevard County is the most incredible position and honor I could ever ask for,” said Sheriff Ivey.

Sheriff Ivey discussed his role on Gov. DeSantis’ public safety transition team following the 2018 Election and his decision to stay as Brevard County Sheriff.

“During the transition, I had the opportunity to meet with our Governor, Lt. Governor and their staff members on several occasions concerning matters of public safety and my over 20 years of service to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. During those meetings, we discussed the history and strategy of FDLE and where FDLE needed to focus their efforts in the future as one of the premiere law enforcement agencies.”

“As part of the conversation, Gov. DeSantis inquired about if the position of commissioner of FDLE were to become available, would I be interested in accepting the position?”

“While I was honored the Governor would consider me for such a prestigious role in his administration, I shared with him and his staff that I absolutely love serving as the Sheriff of Brevard County and that there is no other job or assignment I would prefer to have than serving the citizens of Brevard County as their Sheriff.”

Sheriff Ivey discussed his role on Gov. DeSantis’ public safety transition team following the 2018 Election and his decision to stay as Brevard County Sheriff. (BCSO Image)

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades.

He 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.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades.

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.

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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.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Brevard County Fire Rescue Chief Mark Schollmeyer, Space Coast Daily President and Publisher Tom Palermo and Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey during the first annual Space Coast Public Service Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Gala at the King Center on September 24, 2016.  (Steve Wilson image)

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.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness.

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