SCHOOLS OPEN TODAY: Brevard Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies Stand as First Line of Defense
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // August 12, 2019
Deputies are engaged with the students as they create friendships and partnerships that will last a lifetime
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As another school year starts, I could not be more proud of the amazing men and women of our agency who are assigned as School Resource Deputies throughout Brevard County.
This incredible team of Deputies works hard each and every day to keep our children, our teachers, our faculty, and our volunteers safe on Brevard’s school campuses.
While their primary job is to prevent any type of critical incident from taking place, their dedication and commitment to the success of our schools and students is actually much deeper.
Each school year I see first hand the impact our team members have on students of all ages that are being taught and developed by what I believe are the finest teachers in the country.
From making sure they are safe at school to making sure they are safe at home, our Deputies are engaged with the students as they create friendships and partnerships that will last a lifetime.
To truly see the depth of those relationships you only need to look to Deputy Adrian Moss Beasley, who we recently lost after a courageous battle with cancer.
Adrian had served in many important roles within our agency, but his fondest was as a School Resource Deputy. When news of his passing was shared on our Facebook Page, the comments from his previous students and teachers were overwhelming.
Students shared how Adrian had spent time talking with them in the lunchroom, how he changed their lives and how safe they felt with him on their campus. While Adrian has passed, his legacy and dedication is carried on by the amazing Deputies who are currently assigned to our schools.
As I travel around to our different campuses I am always amazed at how our Deputies know almost every student by name.
Regardless if it is dealing with a potential security issue, mentoring and providing life skills, or having fun with the students on the basketball court, our Deputies are part of their lives and are there to keep them safe from harm.
I can honestly tell you that our Deputies are changing the lives of students on our school campuses while also making sure they know they will always have someone to turn to in a time of need.
I would like to introduce you to our 2019/2020 School Security Team. Our team provides District Security for the Brevard Public School System, and School Resource Deputies for the following 32 school campuses:
Cape View Elementary, Audubon Elementary, Edgewood Jr./Sr. High, Jefferson Middle, Lewis Carrol Elementary, Merritt Island High, MILA Elementary, Stevenson School of the Arts, Tropical Elementary, Atlantis Elementary, Challenger 7 Elementary, Enterprise Elementary, Mims Elementary, Pinewood Elementary, Space Coast Jr./Sr. High, Hoover Middle, Indialantic Elementary, Sea Park Elementary, Fairglen Elementary, Manatee Elementary, Quest Elementary, Saturn Elementary, North/Central Alternative Learning Center, Suntree Elementary, Viera High, Williams Elementary, Freedom 7 Elementary, West Melbourne School for Science, the South Alternative Learning Center, Viera Charter School, and Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Upper and Lower Schools.
I am very proud of our team consisting of Major Andrew Walters, Lieutenant Brian Neal, Lieutenant Robbie Stokes, Sergeant Richard Rozycki, Sergeant Jason Speece, Investigative Analyst Brooke Hines, Program Specialist Theresa Waller, Corporal Victoria Sumlin, Corporal Lindsay Mosebach, Corporal Anthony Pena, Corporal Jeremy Mullin, Corporal Gerald Ryan Jr., Corporal Kevin Smith, Corporal Peter Chamberland, Corporal Cliffton Dasher, Corporal Joel Herandez, Corporal Benjamin Fisher, Corporal Ronald Smith, Corporal Adrian Soto, Corporal Breean Lewis, Corporal Marian Schwenn, Corporal Kent Guttebo, Corporal Kisha Ford-Torres, Corporal Jacqueline Saxenmeyer, Corporal Nicole Contos, Corporal Brittany Hewett, Corporal Curtis Brooks, Corporal Stuart Center, Corporal James Darville, Corporal Anthony Genova, Corporal Angel Ready, Corporal Chad Massolini, Corporal Brian Stephens, Corporal Tony Broom, Corporal Leon Maddox, Corporal Colin Kearns, Corporal Mark Spencer, and Corporal Heather Humes.
You know, I often tell people that I believe we have the safest schools in the country and without question, I feel confident in saying that because of the Deputies and Police Officers we have assigned to each campus, and the partnership we have with our School Board and Superintendent, Dr. Mark Mullins.
I am very proud to say that our School Board and Dr. Mullins have made “school security” a priority as they work with us throughout the year to evaluate security needs and to implement policies and resources that make sure our children have the safest environment possible to learn and develop into our community’s and nation’s future leaders.
Have a great and safe school year everyone!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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