County Commission Recognizes Hard Working BCSO
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // April 29, 2014
Commissioner Chuck Nelson sponsors resolution
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I would like to thank Commissioner Chuck Nelson for sponsoring a resolution this morning during the Board of County Commissioners meeting to recognize the hard work and professionalism of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Team members.
The resolution was passed in concert with National Corrections Officer Appreciation Week that takes place May 5-11, 2014. The Commission voted unanimously to pass the resolution and openly discussed the difficult tasks our Corrections team faces each and everyday and how important their job is to ensure the safety of our community.
I could not be more proud of the job that our Corrections Team does each and everyday. Their job is one of the most demanding jobs in our industry and our team is one of the best in the country.
Please join me in thanking our members for the incredible job they do and for how professionally they represent our agency.
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.