Sheriff Ivey Welcomes New Hires, Honors Reserves
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // June 20, 2013
Swearing-In Ceremony on Brevard Sheriff TV
ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey explains Brevard Sheriff TV, which will provide education on topics like identity theft, home invasion protection, swim safe programs and a way for many other public service announcements to be delivered to the citizens.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last week, along with many members of our agency, I had the honor of welcoming two new employees to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and also recognizing several members of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit.
The Swearing-In Ceremony was also a significant milestone in our agency as it was the very first ceremony that we conducted live on our new Brevard Sheriff TV.
It is always a time of pride when we have new members join our agency and watch them as they take the Oath to serve our community. Please join me in welcoming the newest members to our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office family.
New hires included Vanessa West, Licensed Mental Health Specialist and Krystal Maggett, Corrections Tech.
LT. KEN WILLIS PROMOTED TO MAJOR
Also last week, I had the privilege of recognizing several members of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit for their outstanding accomplishments and commitments to our agency.
I also had the pleasure of promoting Lt. Ken Willis of our Reserve Unit to the new rank of Major as he does such an outstanding job as the leader and primary coordinator of our Reserve Team.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Reserve members are all volunteers who unselfishly dedicate literally thousands of hours each year to assisting our agency with its overall mission.
They have each attended Law Enforcement Academy at their own expense and are a major component of our abilities to provide so many services to our area by literally saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year by volunteering for the Sheriff’s Office.
I could not be more proud of them and greatly appreciate everything they do for our agency and county. Please join me in congratulating Major Willis on his promotion and also in thanking our team for their volunteer efforts.
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.