BCSO Participates In Space Coast Motorcycle Event
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // October 16, 2013
for the benefit of Families of the Shield
ABOVE VIDEO: Take a ride on the Space Coast Police Motorcycle Training and Trials course.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — This weekend the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit participated in the 3rd Annual Space Coast Police Motorcycle Safety Training and Trials event.
The event is hosted by the Brevard County Sheriffs Office, Cocoa Police Department and the Melbourne Police Department – with all benefits going to the Families of the Shield.
Families of the Shield is a not for profit organization that works to protect those that protect us in times of need due to illness or disaster.
I would like to personally thank John Pasko, everyone on the board of Families of the Shield, and the many volunteers that made this week’s event such an incredible success with 109 participants.
Please join me in congratulating the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit for doing an outstanding job assisting with the event and Frank Santiago who took first place in the challenge ride, first place in metric division and third place overall, as well as Cpl. Chris Ferrante who took second place in the challenge ride.
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.