Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Two BCSO Deputies, Also Served In the Armed Forces
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // July 1, 2016
BCSO EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As most of you know, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of many units and squads who perform very important functions around the clock.
To better introduce you to our team, from time to time we post employee and unit spotlights on our social media sites where you can meet and get to know the incredible and proud men and women of your Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
I would like to salute two of your Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputies who not only serve our community, but also proudly serve our great Nation as well in our Armed Forces.
Deputy Victor Wilkins-Santos has been serving the citizens of Brevard County as a Corrections Deputy since 2012.
During his tenure with our agency he has received several awards to include letters of appreciation and a commendable service award.
Deputy Roger Roache is currently assigned as a Patrol Deputy serving the citizens in the south area of the county since 2012. He has achieved multiple awards to include letters of appreciation, commendable service nominations, Deputy of the Month, and a Bar of Merit.
Corrections Deputy Wilkins-Santos also serves as a Staff Sergeant in the Florida National Guard’s 53rd Infantry Brigade and was recently relieved by Deputy Roache who also serves as a Sergeant First Class in the Florida National Guard.
Deputy Roache was part of the unit that relieved Staff Sergeant Wilkins-Santos’ Battalion in Djibouti, Africa after serving overseas on a year long tour of duty.
Deputy Santos is currently ready to again protect the citizens of Brevard County while Deputy Roache has assumed his duties of protecting our great country.
As Sheriff, I am extremely proud of Victor and Roger for their incredible service to our community and Nation!! Because of their abilities, professionalism, and passion for the job each are a tremendous asset to our agency and also serve their country with pride, honor, and commitment.
Please join me in thanking both Victor and Roger for their service to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and for protecting our citizens by standing the wall to protect the Unites States of America.
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.