8-Year Old Jasalin Hope Wants To Be A BCSO Field Training Officer – Just Like Her Dad
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // March 26, 2016
parents make huge impact on their children
SOMETIMES WE DON’T REALIZE THE IMPACT WE HAVE AS ROLE MODELS FOR OUR CHILDREN
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I wanted to share with everyone a great story that I was recently made aware of about one of our Deputies and a class project that his daughter did describing what she wanted to be when she grows up.
I think sometimes, each of us in our hustle and bustle lives takes for granted or forgets just how big an impact we have on our children as role models, but this story truly grabs the essence of just how much our kids pay attention to our actions and how our love for what we do can transcend down to them.
Recently, Jasalin Hope, the daughter of Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Justin Hope and his wife Tina, had to write a paper about what she wanted to be when she grows up.
Eight-year old Jasalin shared with her teacher and class that when she grows up she wants to be a Field Training Officer (FTO) just like her Dad who is assigned to our Training Precinct as one of our Field Training Officers. In her paper and accompanying picture she shares with everyone how FTOs save our citizens and how the world would be dangerous and filled with “bad guys” if not for FTOs.
Jasalin is clearly proud of her dad, as are we and wants to follow in his footsteps.
As if wanting to follow in her dad’s footsteps wasn’t awesome enough Jasalin also drew a picture of her and her dad together that included two American Flags to show just how patriotic she is.
Sometimes we send our kids messages through our actions, about things that we never even realize. Regardless, if it is about being patriotic, loving our career, treating people with respect and fairness, or loving our family we have to always remember that we are role models for our children and that we are responsible for raising the next generation of parents.
Great job Jasalin, mom Tina, and Dad and just so you know we are extremely proud of your Dad and all of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office members who do everything they can to protect our citizens and community!
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.