BCSO’s Corrections Sgt. Debbie Rainey Retires After 28 Years of Service
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // April 9, 2016
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On April 8, Corrections Sergeant Debbie Rainey of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office retired after 28 years of service at the Brevard County Jail and to the citizens of Brevard County.
Debbie has been an amazing and longtime member of our team who is well respected by her supervisors, peers, and team that she manages.
Throughout her career Debbie has been recognized as a leader and a “go to” person who always knows how to get the job done.
Regardless of the assignment, Debbie never complained and was always at work with a smile on her face and a helping hand for any task.
In addition to all she does in her daily assignments Debbie and her husband Alan also take part in organizing numerous charitable events including the annual Law Ride that raises money for the survivors of Law Enforcement Officers who were killed or badly injured in the line of duty.
Debbie was joined at her retirement celebration by her co-workers, family, and friends who each thanked Debbie for her incredible service to our agency and community.
Please join me in congratulating Debbie for a job well done and in wishing her and her family the very best on all of their 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.