BCSO Concludes PAL Hoops Camp At MICS
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // June 15, 2014
camp attended by more than 50 kids
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — This week our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office PAL Program concluded it’s week long Basketball Camp that was hosted by Merritt Island Christian School.
The camp was attended by over 50 kids that not only learned incredible Basketball skills but also got positive influence from the members of our agency that helped to make the camp happen.
I want to personally thank MICS for hosting the Camp and also thank Deputy Mike Doyle, Deputy Brian Stephens, PAL Director Kip Pastermack, Denise Postlethweight, and our Enforcers Basketball Team for making this event happen and for understanding how important it is for us to be a positive influence in a child’s life.
At the conclusion of the camp the participants got to play a game alongside volunteer members of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcers Basketball Team that is preparing to compete in the World Police Games in California.
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.