Florida Council On Crime Delinquency Hosts Awards Lunchon
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // August 21, 2015
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On August 19, Chapter 20 of the Florida Council on Crime Delinquency recognized several men and women from Brevard County for their outstanding efforts to combat crime in our community.
The luncheon was held at the Olive Garden in Merritt Island to recognize local members of our community in the areas of Law Enforcement, Corrections, Judicial, Re-Entry, Volunteerism, and Criminal Justice.
Recognized for their outstanding efforts were:
• Corrections – Deputy Mary Melek, Programs Coordinator at the Brevard County Jail
• Judicial – Honorable Judge John M. “Jack” Griesbaum, Retired Judge
• Re-Entry – Probation Officer Susan Kowalski
• Criminal Justice – Pastor Jarvis Wash, R.E.A.L. Church
• Volunteer – Nancy and Bill Boyett
• Law Enforcement – Sheriff Wayne Ivey
While I am honored to be recognized by the FCCD in the category of Law Enforcement, I am even more proud of the hard work and dedication of those who also received awards today who are truly in the trenches everyday working to make Brevard County a great place to call our home.
Their efforts in combating crime through rehabilitative programs and re-entry are certainly making a difference in our county’s crime rate.
Please join me in congratulating everyone who was recognized today and also in thanking the FCCD Chapter 20 for taking the time to show their appreciation.
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.