BCSO Holds Paws and Stripes Graduation In Titusville
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // June 14, 2014
INCLUDED demonstration of obedience skills
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Our agency held a Paws and Stripes Graduation yesterday at our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Office Complex in Titusville.
The graduation included a demonstration of the obedience skills that have been taught to the various dogs by female inmates that work in the program.
The initiative is facilitated by Corrections Deputies Soto and Vennard who not only provide training for the dogs but life skill training for the inmates as well to help prepare them for re-entry back into the community.
The program combines rescue dogs from our local public and private shelters with female inmates who provide obedience training to the pets to prepare them for adoption.
To see some of the dogs from today’s graduation that are still available for adoption please visit our website at BrevardSheriff.com and link to the Paws and Stripes Program.
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.