Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey Delivers Inspirational Address At FBI National Conference
By Cpl. Dave Jacobs, Brevard County Sheriff's Office // July 25, 2015
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Sheriff Wayne Ivey was requested to provide the inspirational message for the Annual FBI National Academy Association’s International Training Conference hosted in Seattle, Washington last week.
Sheriff Ivey, a 2009 National Academy graduate, was asked to address the conference with an inspirational message concerning the honor of serving citizens as a law enforcement officer and leader – and the importance of community partnerships.
This message was delivered to the more than 800 graduates in attendance.
“It was truly an honor to speak to the world’s law enforcement leaders on topics that I am passionately committed,” said Sheriff Ivey.
“This was an opportunity to share our vision and our successes, as we are extremely blessed with an incredible community who actively participate with law enforcement as partners to keep our community safe.”
In addition to the speech, Sheriff Ivey was asked to present the “It’s Time to be a Parent Again” program as a best-practice training session.
The FBINAA is recognized globally among government and law enforcement agencies as one of the premier providers of law enforcement expertise, leadership development, training, education and information.
The FBINAA trademark is leadership, teamwork and the courage of members to anticipate and effectively respond to community, national, and global law enforcement needs, ensuring the safety of the citizens they serve. More than 170 countries have FBINAA Association graduates.
The FBI National Academy is a 10-week professional development course for National and International law enforcement leaders. It serves to improve the administration of justice in sheriffs’ offices, police departments and law enforcement agencies worldwide – and to raise standards, knowledge and cooperation.
Its mission is to support, promote and enhance the personal and professional development of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for the complex, dynamic and contemporary challenges through innovation, facilitating education and research, and forging effective partnerships.
Academy graduates are leaders and managers of state, local, county, tribal police, military, federal and international law enforcement agencies. Participation is by invitation only, through a nomination process.
Participants are drawn from every U.S. state and territory, and from international partner nations.
Sessions of approximately 220 officers take undergraduate and graduate courses at the FBI campus in Quantico, Virginia, offered by the University of Virginia. Classes are offered in the following areas: law, behavioral science, forensic science, understanding terrorism/terrorist mindsets, leadership, communication, and health/fitness.
Officers participate in a wide range of leadership and specialized training, where they share ideas, techniques, and experiences with each other, creating lifelong partnerships that transcend state and national borders.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement of appreciation for Sheriff Ivey’s leadership and dedication.
“Thanks to the leadership of Sheriff Ivey and the hard work of all of Florida’s brave law enforcement officers, our state is currently at a 44-year crime low,” said Gov. Scott.
“I am proud that Sheriff Ivey was selected to represent Florida and share the tremendous programs and accomplishments of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office during the Annual FBI National Academy Association’s International Training Conference. I look forward to continuing to working with him as we keep Florida families, visitors and communities safe.”
Presenting training opportunities for the FBI is nothing new, as Sheriff Ivey has been providing FBI-LEEDA executive leadership training for years regarding Identify Theft and Crime Prevention Measures.
Sheriff Ivey’s speech was based on a law enforcement career spanning over 36 years.
“Effective community relationships are based upon positive, respectful and open communication,” said Sheriff Ivey.
“Impacting leadership is based upon positive communication, open relationships and encircling yourself with quality decision makers, and I believe this is a reason Brevard County is such a wonderful place to call home.
“It was a pleasure to boast and represent the amazing accomplishments Brevard County continues to enjoy. Through creative and effective programs and partnerships with our citizens, our crime rate continues to decline to the lowest rate in the past 20 years, demonstrating that it takes a community to protect a community!”
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office FBI National Academy graduates include Chief Deputy Doug Waller (2001), Chief Mike Lewis (2006), Commander Alan Moros (2008), Commander Greg Purden (2011), Maj. John Mellick (2015) and Manager Joe Hellebrand (1999).