BCSO Enforcers Take On Court Kingz In Charity Game
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // March 5, 2014
event raises $5,000 to help kids in Brevard
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last week our Department Basketball Team, the “Enforcers” were back on the court in Melbourne at Florida Tech to challenge the world famous streetball players the “Court Kingz.”
The game was played to benefit the Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition, a non-profit organization that helps underprivileged children in Brevard County.
The Court Kingz are an amazing group of high flying dunkers and trick dribblers who are assembled from all over the United States.
They had the crowd of almost 1,500 people on their feet cheering the entire game. The Enforcers put up a great effort but the Court Kingz were just too much on this night.
In the end though the big winner was the BNDC as the event raised approximately $5,000 to help kids in Brevard County!
I would like to thank the BNDC, FIT, and the many volunteers who made the event possible for inviting our team to participate in the game. I would like to also personally thank our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Enforcers” Basketball Team and Coaching Staff for doing everything they can both on duty and off duty to help 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.