BCSO Deputy John Ready Is ‘Sheriff For A Day’
By Space Coast Daily // March 11, 2014
Sheriff Ivey thanks Deputy ready for his service
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Yesterday, I had the honor of spending the day with FTO John Ready who participated in our “Sheriff For A Day” program.
The “Sheriff For A Day” program gives various members of our agency an opportunity to spend the day working alongside me to see the various meetings, activities and events that are involved in serving as the Sheriff of Brevard County.
FTO Ready and I started our day by having him officially “pinned” with his stars to identify him as Sheriff and then welcomed numerous members of our agency and other law enforcement officers from around the country to a leadership class that was hosted by our agency and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association.
John and I then attended a number of meetings on various topics before heading to Melbourne to do a presentation on Personal Safety. After the presentation we handled several more meetings including working with Chief Doug Waller on a new program being implemented by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. And of course in between all of this we had a great lunch.
John is just another example of how amazing the 1,400 men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office truly are, as he not only serves as a Field Training Officer for our new Deputies but is also a proud member of our SWAT team and agency basketball team where he volunteers his time to help various charitable organizations with fund raising.
I would like to thank John for spending the day with me and for everything he does for our agency and 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.