WATCH: Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Public Safety Director Matthew Wallace Review Emergency Management During Dorian
By Space Coast Daily // September 13, 2019
commends Brevard's emergency management staff and resources for outstanding perfomance during Hurricane Dorian threat
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey and Brevard County Public Safety Director Matthew Wallace review Hurricane Dorian preparations and commend Brevard’s emergency management staff and resources for outstanding performance during the recent storm.
With a focus on technology and social media, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is the embodiment of the 21st Century lawman and community servant.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey and Brevard County Public Safety Director Matthew Wallace reviewed Hurricane Dorian preparations and commended Brevard’s emergency management staff and resources for outstanding performance during a video interview at the Space Coast Daily – Friday Night Locker Room Mike Erdman Cadillac studios on Friday.
Hurricane Dorian was among the most powerful storms to ever threaten Brevard County, and due to its slow movement, unpredictable path and potential Category 5 winds, posed an exceptional challenge to law enforcement, government officials and emergency management staff.
Wallace has been the Brevard County public safety director since May 2018 after retiring as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force in 2017.
During his outstanding military career, he was awarded the Legion of Merit and served as the Commander of the Mission Support Group at Patrick Air Force Base.
Wallace’s public safety director duties include administering fire-rescue resources, emergency management staff, the medical examiner’s office, school crossing guards and community corrections services.
He is an undergraduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Public Administration degree from Troy State University.
During the interview, Ivey and Wallace talked about the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office unique ability to instantly communicate directly and effectively with the residents of the Space Coast via the BCSO’s robust social media venues.
Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for more than three decades, and since being elected sheriff in 2012, has become Brevard County’s preeminent leader, gaining national attention and respect for his innovative programs and communication with the public.
With a focus on technology and social media, Ivey is the embodiment of the 21st Century lawman and community servant. Since being elected in 2012, he has become the most engaged, and visible, public official in the community – while reducing crime activity to the lowest level since 2005.
He has made a huge impact not only in protecting the citizens of Brevard but has also become the community’s leading philanthropist.
Ivey 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 is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected Brevard County Sheriff, he 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.
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey personally walked Sara Ann Perry into the Brevard County Jail after being arrested recently for forcing her dog into the hot trunk of a car. This video on the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office very robust Facebook page generated almost 3 million views. Since being elected Brevard county sheriff in 2012, Sheriff Ivey has become Brevard County’s preeminent leader, gaining national attention and respect for his innovative programs and communication with the public.
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 (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. He firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.
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