Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Holds ‘Deputy Draft Day’
By Space Coast Daily // August 12, 2014
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Yesterday, I had the honor of meeting with 11 new Eastern Florida State College Law Enforcement Cadets who were each given a conditional offer of employment with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office as Deputy Trainees.
The Cadets were in attendance at the Academy’s orientation where they were introduced to the goals and objectives of the rigorous 6 month long Law Enforcement Academy. I am very proud to announce that each Cadet immediately accepted the challenge and offer for employment with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
To mark this memorable occasion, our Career Development Unit developed the idea of “Draft Day,” where each new recruit for our agency was photographed with their “Team BCSO Jersey” and Team BCSO Hat. The Cadets are scheduled to graduate in January where they will start our FTO Program as your future Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputies.
Please join me in welcoming the newest members of our BCSO Family who will be sworn in on August 25, 2014 as Deputy Trainees:
Amanda Barber, Brenden Butler, Rebecca Calderon, Carlos Figueroa, Benjamin Fisher, Megan Lane, Timothy Liston, Keaton Mauldin, Tyler Petersen, Amanda Sostre and John Villotti.
I would like to also personally thank our Career Development Unit for the incredible job they do every day to make sure our agency is recruiting the very best candidates as future Law Enforcement Officers for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Please scroll through the below photos of our “Number One Draft Picks” and join me in congratulating each new cadet as they take the first step in accomplishing their lifelong dream of becoming a Law Enforcement Officer and officially become proud members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
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.