BCSO’s Bloodhound, ‘Paws And Strips’ Team Participates In Happy Tails Dog Stroll-A-Thon
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // April 4, 2016
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Sheriff Wayne Ivey had the honor of serving as the Grand Marshal for the annual SPCA Happy Tails Dog Stroll-A-Thon event at Sand Point Park in Titusville.
I was joined on the stroll by a huge amount of dog owners and their incredible pets as well as Cpl. Chris Woods of our Corrections K-9 Bloodhound Unit, his partner Junny, Corrections Deputy Tara Fay, and Paws and Stripes Coordinator Clara Mutter along with two of their K-9 partners.
The annual event is one of the largest fundraising events the SPCA does and is designed to bring awareness to all of the great things that the SPCA and their volunteers do for animals in our community.
I can honestly tell you that the SPCA and other local private partners are a huge part of the success that our Animal Services Team is currently experiencing.
The SPCA’s passion and care for animals in our community is second to none and we are truly proud to call them our partners.
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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.