Sheriff Promotes BCSO Members, Welcomes New Hires
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // June 19, 2014
Sheriff welcomes nine members to agency
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — This week I had the pleasure of welcoming nine members to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and promoting eight members to different positions within the agency.
It always amazes me to see the pride and joy on our members faces as they begin their new journey either in a brand new job or in a new position.
Please join me in congratulating everyone who was sworn in earlier this week and thank those who came to support the members of our agency.
• David Martinez – Corrections Deputy
• Mariah Biddle – Corrections Deputy Trainee
• Victoria Breyer – Corrections Deputy Trainee
• Jose Centeno – Corrections Deputy Trainee
• Matthew Olka – Corrections Deputy Trainee
• Nicholas Myers – Corrections Deputy Trainee
• Tara Germain – Inmate Information Clerk
• Darian Simpkins – Desk Officer
• Michelle Watson – Account ClerkJ
• Lt. James Dodson to Major
• Sgt. Byron Keck to Lieutenant
• Sgt. Darryl McCullough to Acting Lieutenant
• FTO Yagdesh Harrypersad to Sergeant
• Cpl. James Moffitt to Sergeant
• CD Trainee Luis Baez, Jr. to Corrections Deputy
• CD Trainee Johnnie Collins to Corrections Deputy
• CD Trainee Brynn Taylor to Corrections Deputy
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.