Commission Recognizes Telecommunicators
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // April 1, 2015
one of the most stressful jobs in Public Safety
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — During Tuesday morning’s Board of County Commissioners Meeting, Telecommunicators throughout Brevard County were recognized with a resolution for their outstanding efforts to protect the citizens of Brevard County.
The resolution, was read by Com- missioner Jim Barfield in preparation for National Telecommunicator Week that takes place April 12-18.
National Telecommunicator Week recognizes Public Safety Telecommunicators throughout the country for their professionalism and commitment to serving others.
The resolution recognized Telecommunicators from every Law Enforcement Agency and Fire Department in Brevard County and their members who so proudly serve the citizens of our community.
The job of a Telecommunicator is one of the most stressful jobs in the Public Safety industry as they are truly the first line of help for our citizens in need.
Before a Law Enforcement Officer, Fireman, or any Emergency personnel ever start to respond to a scene a Telecommunicator has already spoken with the victim and evaluated the situation to determine what resources are needed to best handle the incident.
Telecommunicators throughout Brevard County do an amazing job every day as the handle some of the most dangerous and impacting public safety issues while working to protect our community.
Please join me in thanking all of the Telecommunicators throughout Brevard County for their hard work and dedication and also in thanking our County Commissioners for recognizing them as part of National Telecommunicator Week.
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.