BCSO Veteran Linda Ciolfi Is ‘Sheriff For A Day’
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // January 25, 2014
Ciolfi has 34 years with sheriff's office
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of working with Crew Supervisor Linda Ciolfi who was selected as January’s “Sheriff For A Day.”
Linda has almost 34 years with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and has served our agency and community in various roles to include Communications Officer and is currently the Supervisor for our Female Inmate Work Crew.
The “Sheriff For A Day” Program draws the name of one employee a month to spend the entire day working with me in an effort to share with agency members knowledge of the various activities and decision making requirements for the job of Sheriff.
The program also gives me a chance to personally know our members a little better and find out from them more about their specific role in our agency. Please join me in congratulating Linda for being “Sheriff For A Day” and also for her incredible service to 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.