Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Hosts 2nd Annual “Space Coast Public Service Awards”

By  //  June 13, 2017

Set For September 23 At the King Center

ABOVE VIDEO: Hundreds of people packed the King Center on the campus of Eastern Florida State for the 2016 Space Coast Public Service Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Gala The Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes public service professionals who have dedicated years of service during a distinguished career where they significantly advanced the public safety or service profession, and by substantial service, has furthered the cause of justice and the mission of community service.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It is my distinguished honor and pleasure for our agency to host the 2017 Space Coast Public Service Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony being held Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the King Center for Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne.

This wonderful event is being presented in partnership with Space Coast Daily as we honor individuals, groups and organizations who by virtue of their personal integrity and determination, work hard to change our county for the better.

Last year’s event was truly amazing with well over 600 in attendance to recognize the 110 outstanding award recipients.
I encourage you to participate by showing appreciation to someone you know by sharing their story of excellence.

To honor those who dedicate themselves to this cause with a sense of patriotism, ingenuity, persistence, and a strong commitment to help others.

These highly prestigious awards will recognize and honor those who have served with distinction, selflessly serving our community, and whose work can be viewed as models of public service.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey presented the first class of the Space Coast Public Service Hall of Fame, which includes Gary Shiffrin, Mike Lawrence, Robert Waller, Maxwell King, Claude “Jake” Miller and Norman Wolfinger. The first annual Space Coast Public Service Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Gala was held at the King Center on September 24. The Space Coast Daily Awards Committee reviewed an incredible list of nominations and recognized more than 100 extraordinary Space Coast Public Servants during this very special event. (Steve Wilson image)

The Public Service Award Committee will evaluate the nominations and select from all areas/levels of public service to include organizations, groups and Good Samaritan citizens.

Nomination criteria will include those who have made a positive and profound difference in the lives of our citizens; were willing to take risks to affect and achieve positive change or the protection of our communities; set aside personal gain for the betterment of society; championed social equity, health, education, community improvement, and justice; and devoted a career to protect our freedoms, develop our future and make Brevard County a better place to live, work and raise our families.

To obtain your tickets to attend, CLICK HERE for complete details.

For more information relating to award categories, nomination instructions and access to photographs of last year’s ceremony, please visit the event homepage

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This is our way of saying thank you to those who deserve so much credit for their efforts and accomplishments.

All proceeds will benefit the Brevard County Public Safety Charity, a 501 c3 that supports public safety members in their time of need.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Medal of Honor Recipient Melvin Morris, Space Coast Public Service Hall of Fame Inductee Robert Waller and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Doug Waller. (Steve Wilson image)


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.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.