Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a Law Enforcement Officer for over 36 years. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 237th Session 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 in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as the Resident Agent-in-Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Sheriff Ivey developed numerous programs that were recognized at the national and state level for their innovation and excellence in criminal investigations. Programs such as the “Child Abduction Response Team” and “Law Enforcement Getting Identity Thieves” still stand today as national models in the investigation of child abduction and identity theft cases.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of crime prevention innovation. Under his direction, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit has been recognized as the Crime Prevention Unit of the Year for the State of Florida, and Sheriff Ivey has been recognized on two separate occasions as the recipient of the President's Award for Crime Prevention and Awareness by the Florida Crime Prevention Association.
Currently Sheriff Ivey serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Model Jail Standards Committee and as the Co-Chair of the Florida Sheriffs Association's Cold Case Review Team. 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.