Brevard County Sheriff Deputy Todd Howard Retires After 27 Years Of Service
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // June 5, 2016
received over 170 letters of Commendation
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –Last week, we wished a very happy retirement to longtime Brevard County Sheriff’s Office family member Deputy Todd Howard. Todd has enjoyed an incredible career with our agency and leaves behind a legacy of professionalism and valued public service.
Todd was hired in 1989, and was first assigned to Patrol. During his 27 years with the agency, Todd was assigned and promoted to several different units and positions to include Agent, Field Training Officer and Corporal.
Todd proudly served in the Agriculture/Marine Unit, SWAT Team, Motor Unit, General Crimes Unit, Staff Services, Sex Crimes Unit and Career Development. Todd has also received over 170 letters of Commendation during his career to include several Bars of Merit for exceptional service.
Please join me in congratulating Todd for his incredible efforts and commitment to our agency and citizens and also in wishing him a very relaxing, fun and well-deserved retirement!!
Thank you Todd for everything you did to make our agency shine.
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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.