Sheriff’s Office Communications Team Honored
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // May 20, 2014
bcso Communications Team ensured officers from multiple agencies were safe
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Members of our Communications Team were honored yesterday by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials for their outstanding efforts during an incident in October 2013.
The incident involved the capture of a Kidnapping suspect who was fleeing from arrest at over 100 MPH and had shot at pursuing law enforcement officers from multiple counties.
Our team members quick thinking and actions not only directly led to the successful capture of the suspect but also ensured that every officer from multiple agencies was safe and fully aware of each vital part of the incident as it was taking place.
I could not be more proud of our team’s actions as they work hard every day to do everything they can to make sure our deputies and law enforcement officers are safe from harm’s way. Their professionalism and abilities are second to none and we all greatly appreciate what they do to keep us safe in 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.