BCSO Sergeant Steve Feaster Retires After Serving Brevard For Over 26 Years
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // April 2, 2016
Sheriff honors retired sergeant
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Corrections Sergeant Steve Feaster retired from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office after serving our agency and our citizens for over 26 years.
Steve was joined during a retirement ceremony yesterday by his incredible family, friends, and co-workers who each have had the privilege of working alongside Steve throughout his career.
Steve has been an awesome member of our agency and without question is the driving force behind the overwhelming success of our Corrections K-9 Bloodhound Unit that has received numerous awards for incredible work during the past decade.
Steve was always passionate about his job but truly found his love when he supervised our K-9 Bloodhound Unit and helped grow the program into the amazing team it is today, that is credited with numerous life saving efforts.
Throughout his career Steve was always respected by his peers and those he supervised as a hard worker and dedicated professional who always managed to get the job done.
While Steve will be deeply missed by our team we are all excited for him as he is retiring to do the thing he loves most…spend time with his incredible wife and family.
Please join me in thanking Steve for his service to our community and in wishing him well for all of his future endeavors.
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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.