BCSO Enforcers Looking For More Gold In California
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // June 22, 2014
FIRST GAME SET FOR MONDAY AT 10 A.M.
ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcer Basketball Team takes on the Court Kingz at Florida Tech earlier this year. The team volunteers their time to help local high schools raise money to sponsor anti-bullying and motivational speakers as well as supports our Brevard County Police Athletic League by helping coach and mentor kids in our summer basketball camps.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Saturday afternoon our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcer Basketball Team began their journey to the 2014 United States Police & Fire Games in San Diego in search of a National Championship.
The BCSO Enforcers basketball team was formed in 2006 and have been an amazing asset to our agency and community ever since.
The 2014 roster includes Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Cpl. Carl Jenkins, FTO Leonard Jones, Cpl. John Ready, PSA Breann Lewis, Agent Jesse Forrest, BCFR Aldo Nunez, Deputy Mike White, Agent Mark Myers, Correction Tech Cicero Carr, Deputy Joe Carter and Deputy Mark Spencer. Coaches include Lt. (Ret.) Greg Buttrick, head coach; and Corrections Deputy Jerry Land, assistant coach.
Each player volunteers their time to represent our agency by competing in different championships through out the year and also giving their time to help charitable organizations raise money to make a difference in our community.
The team also volunteers their time to help local high schools raise money to sponsor Anti-bullying and motivational speakers as well as supports our Brevard County Police Athletic League by helping coach and mentor kids in our summer basketball camps.
In 2011, the Enforcers competed in the World Police and Fire Games in New York City winning the Bronze medal and also earning the top finish from the United States.
In 2013, the Enforcers won the Gold medal in the Florida Police and Fire Games defeating Miami Metro Dade for the championship. Most recently the Enforcers competed in the 2014 Orlando Magic “Guns and Hoses” tournament at the Amway Center, where they won the championship for the third year in a row.
As the team heads to San Diego we have our sights set on bringing home another championship at the 2014 United States Police and Fire Championship and look forward to representing the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the state of Florida.
I would like to thank our Team Transportation Sponsor, Park n Cruise for volunteering to transport our team to the airport as we start our trip. The first game will take place Monday at 10 a.m. local time and we will be updating you along the way.
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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.