Agent Robert Wagner Retires After 33 Years of Service With Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // July 25, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This past Friday we wished a very happy retirement to longtime Brevard County Sheriff’s Office family member Agent Bob Wagner. Bob has enjoyed an incredible career with our agency and leaves behind a legacy of professionalism and valued public service.
Bob was initially hired in 1986, and was first assigned as a Deputy at Central Precinct. During his 30 years with the agency, Bob was assigned to several different units and positions to include Deputy, Field Training Officer, GCU Agent, and DUI Squad.
Bob has received hundreds of letters of Commendation during his career to include Bars of Merit for exceptional service. Bob is a highly decorated DUI investigator, having been recognized by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) for over 1,000 DUI arrests (1,800 during his career). Bob also proudly served 26 years in the Air Force Reserves with two Active Duty deployments, Bosnia 1998 and Kuwait 2000, retiring as a Master Sergeant.
Even with the impressive accomplishments listed above Bob considers his greatest accomplishment to be his incredible family who have stood beside him throughout his career.
Two of his proudest moments in life was to watch his son and daughter being sworn in as they also became proud members of our agency.
Please join me in congratulating Bob for his incredible efforts and commitment to our agency and citizens and also in wishing him a very relaxing, fun and well-deserved retirement!
We wish Bob the absolute best in the next chapter of his life and greatly appreciate his leadership and dedication!
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.
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