Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey Named To DeSantis Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety
By Space Coast Daily // December 12, 2018
committee comprised of diverse group of experts
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been named to the Governor-elect Ron DeSantis Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety.
The committee is comprised of a diverse group of experts, including members of the law enforcement community, experts in the public safety field, members of the armed services, veterans and school safety advocates in Florida.
“I am honored to have this incredible opportunity to assist our new Governor as part of his transition team, as we work together to ensure that Florida’s Public Safety efforts are second to none in the protection of our citizens,” said Sheriff Ivey.
“The committee members will advise the Administration’s Transition Team as they develop their plan to implement Governor-elect DeSantis’ goal of ensuring that Florida’s crime rate continues to decline and community safety continues to be a priority. Through his outstanding support of law enforcement, Governor-elect Desantis helps ensure justice for victims and that criminals will be held accountable for their actions.”
SHERIFF IVEY HIGHLY EXPERIENCED
Sheriff Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for more than three decades, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision.
His background in law enforcement includes management, criminal investigations, narcotics, patrol services, public integrity investigations and corrections.
Prior to being elected as sheriff 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.
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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.
He was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year in 1996 and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice.
In August 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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