Brevard County ‘Blue Wives’ Show Support For Area Law Enforcement Officers
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 8, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Feather Hawkins, Crystal Behringer, Kate Pill, Sue Rice and Debby Livingston took to the streets last weeks at various locations to show their unwavering support for all Brevard County Law Enforcement Officers.
Spending time at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct, West Melbourne Police Department, Palm Shores Sheriff’s Substation, Malabar Sheriff’s Substation, Melbourne Village Police Department and the Melbourne Police Department, this group of incredible women made sure that every Law Enforcement Officer and citizen they came in contact with know just how much they appreciate the job that Brevard County Law Enforcement Officers are doing each and every day to protect Brevard County.
Please join me in thanking them for their efforts and support for our Law Enforcement members and also in letting them know that we all stand together in Brevard County so that we have the safest community in the country.
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.