Mounted Posse In Heritage Day Parade
By Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff's office // October 6, 2013
comprised of Reserve Deputies and Volunteers
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Today was the first event for our new Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse that is comprised of Reserve Deputies and Volunteers.
The team represented the Sheriff’s Office by participating in today’s Heritage Day Parade in West Melbourne.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse is one of the newest Sheriff’s Office programs that uses trained volunteers to assist in various aspects of law enforcement such as search and rescue, crowd control, patrol efforts, presentations, and special events.
I could not be more proud of the members of this team who not only volunteer their time to help our community but also supply their own horses and expenses.
I would like to give special recognition to Major Ken Willis and Sergeant Bobby Baker who worked diligently to make this team a reality and very useful program for our citizens.
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.