Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes ‘Behr’ To The K-9 Patrol Team
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // April 23, 2017
14-month-old German Shephard
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As everyone is aware this past week we asked our citizens to help us name the newest member of our Patrol K-9 Team, a 14-month-old German Shephard who will be assigned to Deputy Lance Behringer, a recently selected member of our Patrol K-9 Unit.
As we have done in the past when selecting a name for our K-9’s, we asked our citizens to provide us with some suggestions for our new pup’s name that have a special meaning to them, a significance to our community or just a great name that would make our newest K-9 proud!
I am excited to tell you that in just 3 days our agency received over 1,200 name suggestions from our citizens. As a result of some great suggestions our selection team has picked “Behr” as the name for our newest furry Deputy.
The name was suggested by Vicki McDaniel and fits perfectly as the spelling is an adoption of Deputy Behringer’s last name and a fitting title, as this big fellow looks like a bear anyways!
As is always our custom, Vicki will be invited to our next Swear-In Ceremony where she will have the honor of pinning Behr’s Badge on his collar.
As always, thank you for your incredible support of our agency and for helping us protect our incredible community!
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.