VIDEO: Chief Deputy Doug Waller Driving Force Behind Development of Brevard Public Safety Charity
By Space Coast Daily // October 13, 2016
2016 CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN
ABOVE VIDEO: Under Chief Deputy Douglas S. Waller of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the agency has enjoyed unprecedented success in combating violent crimes.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Under Chief Deputy Douglas S. Waller of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the agency has enjoyed unprecedented success in combating violent crimes.
In conjunction with protecting the citizens of the Space Coast, Chief Waller has been a driving force behind the development of the Brevard County Public Safety Charity concept, which was created to support Brevard County public safety members in their time of need.
He also played a major role in the evolution of the Sheriff’s Pet Posse, which partners with Brevard County citizens and businesses to fund animal services.
These charities and worthy causes have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past several years to help injured or ill public safety members, repair and build quality facilities for our homeless and abused pets, and feed and provide vet care for every animal in at the Brevard County Animal Care Centers.
Chief Waller is a second-generation law enforcement officer, as both of his parents are former members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
He joined the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in 1987 and is the first employee in the agency’s history to achieve every attainable rank within the sheriff’s office. In 2001, Chief Waller was selected to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia, where less than 1 percent of all law enforcement officers worldwide make the cut.
Currently, Chief Waller directs all BCSO operations, supervising more than 1,500 employees and volunteers.
He was described by former Sheriff Jack Parker as “a leader among leaders who has earned a reputation for creating innovative and creative techniques within the framework of the modern law enforcement organizations. His operational concepts are considered a national model of efficiency and effectiveness.”
Under Waller’s vision and leadership, the S.O.R.T. Unit has been extremely successful, becoming the model program for law enforcement agencies around the country to follow.
Since its inception, more than 150 predators have been arrested for the exploitation and solicitation of children for sexual acts or for actively producing and distributing child pornography and more than 50 children have been rescued from on-going sexual abuse.
Another example of Waller’s vision and leadership is being instrumental in and co-creating a highly successful innovative program titled “GAMEOVER Task Force” (Gang And Major Epidemic Of Violence Enforcement Response) in Brevard County, which now serves as a model program for the State of Florida.
Instrumental in the development and amendment of several of Florida’s laws as related to the safety of our citizens, Chief Waller is well known in the legislative circles and can be found in committee chambers and House/Senate floors persistently expressing his opinion and expertise throughout the legislative sessions.
Chief Waller has been very involved and supported community service and volunteer programs, additionally contributing many hours to the Brevard County school system.
He is known for his support and participation in school science programs and the education and familiarization of students with Florida habitat and wildlife.
There is no doubt that Chief Doug Waller was born to be a law enforcement officer – and is an outstanding example of a person dedicated to the safety, protection and advocacy of every citizen.
Recognizing Outstanding Individuals & Organizations Who Dedicate Their Time, Talent and Treasure
CENTRAL FLORIDA, USA – The 2016 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities.
Also announced today was the honoree for the Lifetime Achievement. Information about the hospital and hospice volunteers will be released Oct. 1.
The Central Florida Humanitarian honorees will be recognized during a Gala event on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created seven years ago by Space Coast Daily to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that dedicate their time, talent or treasure to help people in need locally – and around the world.
TIME: In this category consider candidates who have selflessly and consistently devoted their time as volunteers at hospitals and nursing homes, in activities for the less fortunate and as organizers, administrators or operatives in the many other altruistic endeavors in our community.
TALENT: In this category give consideration to those who have volunteered their special talents and expertise to address specific circumstances in which the lives of those in need are improved.
TREASURE: The humanitarians in this category will include those who have generously shared their monetary good fortune and/or volunteered their time and efforts in fund raising for the advancement of a philanthropic cause.
All 2016 honorees will be featured in the Oct/Nov 2016 edition of Space Coast Daily magazine and online at SpaceCoastDaily.com. The magazine will be available the first week of October in both print and digital editions, which will also be available on SpaceCoastDaily.com.
ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS SELECTED TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
• 211 Brevard
• Advocates For Aging
• Rusty Buchanan
• Steve Bunker
• Cape Canaveral Ladies
• Stop the Bleed Team
• Junior League of South Brevard
• Space Coast Iceplex Disabled Sled Hockey
• AJ Hiers
• Sharon James
• Keep Brevard Beautiful
• Janet Marks
• Paws and Stripes College
• Port Canaveral Commission
• Col. Danny McKnight
• Rolling Readers Space Coast
• Leo Roselip
• Space Coast Health Foundation
• Space Coast Paratroopers
• Central Florida Animal Refuge
• BCSO Chief Deputy Doug Waller
• Jarvis Wash
• Dr. Carlos Woodward
• The 2016 Central Florida Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement honoree is Bernie Simpkins.
HONORING SELFLESS VOLUNTEERISM
As always, the Central Florida Humanitarian committee will also honor hospital and hospice volunteers from Health First Hospice, the Dr. Jey Pillai Center for Hospice Care at Wasdin Woods, VITAS, Hospice of St. Francis, Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First Viera Hospital, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First Palm Bay Hospital, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Melbourne, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge, the VA Clinic in Viera, and Sebastian River Medical Center.
“Over the years, our editorial team has had the distinct honor and pleasure of identifying and featuring the many members of our community who give back so much and are dedicated to reaching out and helping others, here and throughout the world, in a multitude of ways,” said Space Coast Daily Editor-In-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo.
“For the seventh consecutive year, we will once again produce the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala on the first Thursday of November. This year, more than 30 deserving humanitarians will be honored during the Gala.”
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will be part of Space Coast Medicine Week, a comprehensive series of health and educational events produced by Space Coast Daily.
JOIN US FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENING
This inspiring and compelling event is sponsored by Parrish Medical Center, SOAR, BioCellular Therapies, Brighthouse Networks, First Choice Medical Group, Clear Choice Health Care, Community Credit Union, Lake Nona Medical Arts, Brevard Geriatrics, Knudson Brain & Spine Law Injury Office, Dr. Mark Pinsky, Space Coast Daily magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com. Each honoree or organization will be presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe.
“We would like to thank our long list of sponsors who support the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards and who make this wonderful event possible,” said Giles Malone, a partner with Space Coast Daily and Brevard Productions, who annually produce all the events of Space Coast Medicine Week.
COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES
Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com for exclusive and comprehensive multimedia coverage of each honoree as we present their compelling stories.
“Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 3 to celebrate and be inspired by these incredible individuals and groups,” said Space Coast Daily President & Publisher Tom Palermo.
“In the meantime, please click the link below that showcases the distinguished Central Florida Humanitarian Alumni.”
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN ALUMNI
FOR MORE INFORMATION or to make a reservation to attend the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111 or e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com