BCSO Enforcers Take On Eau Gallie Varsity Hoops Team
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // February 15, 2014
'Champion of Choices' encourages student to make the right choices in life
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORDIA – Yesterday, our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcers basketball team played against the Eau Gallie High School varsity basketball team as a fundraiser to help Eau Gallie High School present the program, “Champion of Choices” by former professional athlete Marc Mero.
The “Champion of Choices” program speaks to High School Students about important topics such as Bullying, Teen Suicide, Drug Addiction, Self Esteem, and making the right choices in life.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Basketball Team is comprised of members of our agency who volunteer their time to play in events such as today’s game to help the community and also to help establish a positive influence between law enforcement and our kids.
Over 700 students attended today’s event and supported their high school team who played an excellent game taking the All-Stars into double overtime. In the end, the Enforcers out scored the Commodores 55-54 with a game finishing dunk to close it out.
I would like to personally thank Principal Salmon, Natalie Marshall and the entire administration from Eau Gallie High School for allowing us to participate in today’s game and for also recognizing the importance of presenting a program to their students to help keep them safe in today’s world.
And as always I want to thank the members of our agency who not only put their lives on the line everyday to protect our citizens but also put their lives into our community everyday to make a difference.
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.