Sheriff’s Office Providing Sandbags To Brevard Citizens Today In Cocoa
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // June 7, 2016
Services Available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Even though it appears we may have dodged any significant impact from Tropical Storm Colin, we wanted to make sure that everyone knows that sandbags are being provided to our citizens at the Sheriff’s Inmate Work Farm off Plukebaum Road in Cocoa.
With more rain projected for the next several days we want to do everything possible to assist our citizens in protecting their homes and property.
By using Inmate Labor to facilitate the initiative we can quickly load the sandbags into the awaiting vehicles of our citizens.
The program was initiated in response to the potential impact of Tropical Storm Colin in partnership with Brevard County Public Works who provided the sandbags and sand so that we can do everything possible to make sure our citizens are safe during a Tropical Storm or Hurricane.
The sandbags are available to our citizens at no cost with a limit of 10 sandbags per vehicle.
The sandbags are filled and loaded into citizen’s vehicles by supervised Inmate Work Crews so all our citizens have to do is travel to the location and have their vehicle loaded.
The services will be available tomorrow at the Sheriff’s Work Farm and Range located at 2955 Plukebaum Road, Cocoa, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ABOVE MAP: The services will be available tomorrow at the Sheriff’s Work Farm and Range located at 2955 Plukebaum Road, Cocoa, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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.