Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s Statement On The Dallas Police Attack
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // July 8, 2016
BCSO will wear 'Mourning Bands'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As most of you are now aware, last night 5 Police Officers were killed in Dallas by cowards who targeted and ambushed their victims for the simple fact that they were law enforcement officers!!
In response to the attack on our profession and fellow Law Enforcement Officers, the members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will wear “Mourning Bands” to show our unity and support for those harmed in last night’s vicious attack.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officers, their families, their agencies and their community during this very difficult time.
Throughout the morning as the situation has unfolded, we have received many communications from our wonderful citizens expressing their raw emotions, concern and support for Law Enforcement.
I can honestly tell you that as Law Enforcement Officers, we are truly blessed to work in Brevard County where our citizens love us, support us and help protect us just as we protect them!!
Please keep those lost in the line of duty in your thoughts and prayers!!
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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