Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Launches Mounted Posse Patrols
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // August 9, 2015
Posse is comprised of all volunteers
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse began its first evening of patrol on Saturday at the Avenues and surrounding retail stores in Viera.
The goal of the Mounted Posse Patrol is to prevent crime through an increased presence while also promoting community relations and awareness through interaction with our citizens of all ages.
The Mounted Posse is comprised of volunteers who donate their own horse and time to participate in the unit.
The unit has more than 35 members who volunteer for various functions such as Patrol, Parades, Memorial Services, Search and Rescue and Community Relations.
I would like to personally thank all of the members of the Mounted Posse that volunteer so much of their time and resources to help keep our community safe.
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.