BCSO Crime Prevention Unit Presents Child Safety Program
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // June 25, 2013
hosted by Target of Merritt Island
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Last Saturday, members of our Crime Prevention Unit, Motor Unit, Bomb Unit, Patrol Unit, Explorers, Ag Marine and K-9 all participated in a Child Safety Crime Prevention Program that was hosted by Target of Merritt Island.
The primary goal of the event was to share valuable Crime Prevention and Safety information with parents and children in an effort to keep our communities safe.
Today was also the first time we have utilized our newest partnership with the Masonic Children’s Identification Program that travels to various events with our agency to provide “Child ID” Kits to parents at no cost. The Masonic Program uses the latest in computerized fingerprinting technology and works in concert with our Brevard County Crime Prevention Task Force.
I want to personally thank the staff of the Merritt Island Target for hosting the program and for being such great partners in working to protect our community.
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.