Second Annual JailBreak Adventure Race Huge Success
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // November 9, 2014
raised over $70,000 to benefit charity
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Saturday, the Brevard County Sheriffs Office held the 2nd Annual “JailBreak Adventure Race” that was attended by nearly 800 competitors and spectators.
The event raised over $70,000 to benefit The Children’s Advocacy Center, the United Way, and local Animal Shelters through the newly established Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Pet Posse.
I would like to thank Commander Greg Purden for spearheading the event, the countless volunteers from our agency that helped make today possible and all of the Sponsors for todays event.
I am so proud of our team for everything they did to make this event so successful and am so glad that our agency is able to help local organizations that do so many things to make Brevard County one of the best places in the country to call home.
Pictures from the event will be posted on Flickr Monday and we will be sending out an email link to all participants.
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.