Sheriff Wayne Ivey: BCSO On Alert After Recent Events In Paris
By Sheriff Wayne Ivey // November 14, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Following yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, I wanted to share with our community that our agency is actively monitoring the situation and evaluating all information that is received through the various Law Enforcement channels.
At this time we currently have NO information that there are any threats associated with our area of responsibility.
While we and the entire Public Safety Community remain vigilant following the horrific attacks in Paris, we recommend that our citizens maintain in an “alert” status for anything that seems suspicious or out of the ordinary.
Remember, “if you see something, say something,” so that our team can evaluate and address any potential concerns.
As we continue to pray for the victims of this senseless and cowardly attack on the innocent citizens and visitors of France, please know that we remain in direct communication with our local, state and federal partners and will provide any updates as they occur.
As always, thank you for all you do to help protect our community!!
Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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.