VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Supports Florida Special Olympics Fundraising Efforts
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // March 29, 2016
BCSO swears in special olympian as honorary deputy sheriff
Love this video of my co-worker’s husband Dave! Too sweet not to share!
Posted by Ta Mi on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: Each year the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and all of the other local police departments take place in the Special Olympics “Torch Run” to help raise money and awareness for the Florida Special Olympics.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Each year the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and all of the other local police departments take place in the Special Olympics “Torch Run” to help raise money and awareness for the Florida Special Olympics.
As part of our effort to help this incredible organization we occasionally host various fundraising events to help support the athletes as they compete in the Olympics each year.
During a recent fundraising event in Palm Bay our agency’s Special Olympics Coordinator, Cpl. Dave Jacobs recruited Stephen who is one of our local Special Olympics Athletes to be our newest Deputy Sheriff.
The above Facebook video captures the Swear-In Ceremony as Stephen took his Oath of Office to be a great citizen and friend! Stephen is an incredible young man who is a great part of our success here in Brevard County in supporting the Florida Special Olympics.
Please join me in congratulating Stephen and also in thanking Cpl. Dave Jacobs for everything he does to support the Florida Special Olympics.
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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.