Sheriff Wayne Ivey – Sheriff of Brevard County
Sheriff Wayne Ivey is a forty year law enforcement veteran. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 237th Session and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Supervision and Management from Daytona State College. His background in law enforcement includes 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 not only nationally recognized for their innovation, but were identified as national models to investigate crime.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress numerous times on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of crime prevention innovation. Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Community Policing, Protecting Our Constitution, Animal Cruelty Prevention, Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Illegal Immigration, Leadership, 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.
Sheriff Ivey was appointed to serve as the Chairman of the Florida Sheriffs Association training committee, and by the Governor to the Criminal Justice, Standards and Training Board, as well as serving on numerous non-profit boards throughout Brevard County. He is the recipient of the President’s Award for efforts in crime prevention and community awareness from the Florida Crime Prevention Association (FCPA) and the NRA Defender of Freedom Award.
Commander “Junny” joins our Command Team as a nine year Law Enforcement K-9 serving his entire career with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. “Junny” was donated to our agency at just 10 weeks old by the Jimmy Ryce Foundation and was named by our citizens in honor of Junny Rios Martinez, a little boy who was abducted and murdered in our community back in 1991.
Recognized as “America’s Top Police Dog,” “Junny” is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Tracking School at Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in Tallahassee, Fl, and also holds a degree from Paws and Stripes College as a “Child Comfort Dog.” His background in law enforcement includes Search and Rescue, Missing Children Investigations, Child Safety Programs, Fugitive Apprehension, Project Lifesaver, Crime Prevention, Animal Adoption Specialist, and Community Relations.
Throughout his career Commander “Junny” has served the agency in Corrections, Crime Prevention, Animal Services, Media Production, and Community Relations. In addition to his normal duty assignments, “Junny” in partnership with the SPCA, is a participant of a Child Safety Book to provide child safety awareness. Commander “Junny” was recognized as a “2019 Brevard County Humanitarian of the Year” award winner for his outstanding commitment and service to our community as an Ambassador of our agency.
When not working, Commander “Junny” enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, eating Barbecue and of course, taking naps!
Undersheriff Douglas Waller
Undersheriff Douglas Waller is a thirty-six year law enforcement veteran with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Waller holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida State University and Master of Arts Degrees from Webster University in Human Resource Development as well as Management and Leadership. He has proudly served the agency as a Deputy, Agent, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Major, Commander and Chief Deputy. His career also includes assignments to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the supervision of local/state and federal Task Force Units and the supervision and direction of the agency’s Criminal Investigations Services. Undersheriff Waller is the recipient of State National and International recognition, the Child Abuse Task Force Governmental Leader of the Year, Brevard County Manager of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year. Undersheriff Waller was the first employee of the Sheriff’s Office to serve in every attainable rank and over his career has commanded every aspect of the agency. He is a graduate of the 204th Session of the FBI National Academy and the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) 25th Command Officers Development Course.
Undersheriff Waller is a past Board member of the Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter and the Central Florida Crimeline.
Chief Deputy Michael DeMorat
Chief Deputy Mike DeMorat is a thirty-two year law enforcement veteran with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy DeMorat holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 277th Session. Chief Deputy DeMorat has served as a Deputy, Field Training Officer, Sergeant, General and Major Crimes Unit Agent, Lieutenant, Major, Commander, and Judicial Services Chief. His career also includes assignments as a Major in Special Operations, Countywide Watch Commander and Commander of Court Services. Chief Deputy DeMorat is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) Command Officers Development Course and the FBI-LEEDA Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.
Chief Deputy DeMorat is a former Board member for Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter, Space Coast Early Intervention Center and Central Florida Crimeline.
Chief Dan Singleton – Chief of Judicial Services
Judicial Services Chief Dan Singleton is a twenty-seven year law enforcement veteran of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Singleton holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University. Chief Singleton has served as a deputy, Agent, Sergeant, GAMEOVER Task Force Sergeant, Lieutenant, Major, Countywide Watch Commander, Precinct Commander and the Commander of Criminal Investigative Services. His career also includes an assignment to the bomb squad as a FBI certified bomb technician. Chief Singleton is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 284th session, the FBI-LEEDA 97th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives and a graduate of the 2016 class of Leadership Brevard.
Chief Singleton currently sits on the Board of Directors for Space Coast Discovery.
Commander Vic DeSantis – Commander of Criminal Investigative Services
Commander Vic DeSantis is a thirty-four year law enforcement veteran to include military service. Commander DeSantis currently serves as the Commander of the Criminal Investigative Services. Commander DeSantis holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies Degree in Business from Barry University and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. Commander DeSantis has served as a Deputy, Agent, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. His career also includes assignments as the agency Accreditation Manager, and Major in the Support Services Unit where he oversaw the Communications Center and Judicial Process Unit functions. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) 111th Administrative Officers Course and the FBI-LEEDA 27th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.
Commander DeSantis is a past Board Member of the Brevard Homeless Coalition.
Commander Jimmy Donn – Commander of Staff Services
Commander Jimmy “JD” Donn is a fifty year law enforcement veteran. He has proudly served with both the Titusville Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Commander Donn currently serves as the Commander of the Office of Profession Standards. Commander Donn holds an Associate of Science Degree from Brevard Community College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Central Florida. He has served as a Deputy, Agent, DEA Task Force agent, and investigative supervisor in narcotics at the ranks of sergeant and lieutenant. Commander Donn previously served as an Inspector, Major and Commander of the North Precinct. He is a graduate of the DEA Supervisory Training Course, Florida Sheriff’s Association Executive Training, and the FBI-LEEDA 12th Executive
Commander Alex Herrera – Commander of East Precinct
Commander Alex Herrera is a twenty-five year law enforcement veteran. He began his career with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy and has served as a General Crimes Agent, Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Agent, Homicide Agent, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Public Information Officer, Traffic Homicide Unit supervisor, Canine Unit supervisor, Career Development Unit Lieutenant where he oversaw the Recruitment, Background and Training for the agency as well as the Field Training Program. Professional Standards Major where he continue to supervised the Field Training Program, Judicial Process Unit, and Public Information Officer and is the Currently the Commander of East Precinct Commander Herrera is a proud graduate of the University of Central Florida and holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. He has successfully attended numerous leadership training courses and is a recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award for his completion of the Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Institute, and the 12th Executive Leadership Institute. He has also attended the F.B.I. Florida Executive Development Seminar and is an F.D.L.E. certified instructor with a special focus on Leadership and Leadership Development.
Commander Herrera proudly serves on the Board of the Brevard’s Homeless Coalition.
Commander Alex Fischback – Commander of West Precinct
Commander Alex Fischback is a thirty-five year law enforcement veteran of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. He currently serves as the Commander over our West Precinct. Commander Fischback has proudly served as a Reserve Deputy, Deputy, Field Training Officer, Corporal, Agent, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Major. Commander Fischback holds an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Brevard Community College, and is a recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy Award for his completion of the Supervisory Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute and the Executive Leadership Institute. Commander Fischback is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) 29th Command Officers Development Course.
Commander Keck – Commander of Port Canaveral/Canaveral Precinct
Commander Byron Keck is a twenty-six year law enforcement veteran. He also served twenty-eight years in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He is currently assigned as the Commander of Port Canaveral and the Canaveral Precinct. He has served as patrol deputy, field training officer, patrol sergeant, AG/Marine sergeant, patrol lieutenant and as a patrol Watch Commander. His career also includes an assignment as a lieutenant in Operational Services overseeing many of the agencies specialty units to include: Ag/Marine, K-9, EOD, Traffic and Volunteers. He also served as the law enforcement liaison to the county Emergency Operations Center. Commander Keck holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida and is also a graduate from the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy.
Commander Ron Little – Commander of South Precinct
Commander Little is a twenty-five year law enforcement veteran who currently serves as the Commander of our South Precinct. Commander Little holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. He has served as a Corrections and Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Staff Services Unit Agent, General Crimes Unit Agent, Patrol Sergeant, FTO Coordinator Sergeant, Investigative Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Career Development Lieutenant, Investigative Lieutenant of the Violent Crimes Division of Criminal Investigative Services and Professional Standards Major. His career also includes a 19 year assignment to the SWAT team, 4 years as the Assistant Commander. He is also a recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy Award for his completion of the Supervisory Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute and the Executive Leadership Institute.
Commander Carlos Reyes – Commander of North Precinct
Commander Carlos Reyes is a twenty-five year law enforcement veteran of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. During his career, he has served as a patrol deputy, and an agent in the General Crimes, Special Victims, FBI JTTF, and Homicide Units. He has served supervisory assignments as a patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, and as an investigative sergeant and lieutenant in the Major Crimes Division of the Criminal Investigative Services Unit. Additionally he served eleven years as a SWAT team crisis negotiator. Commander Reyes currently oversees daily operations of our North Precinct.
Major Robert Cline – Public School Security and Juvenile Programs
Major Robert Cline is a twenty-three year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as the Major over District and School Security. Major Cline began his professional career with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office as a Public Service Aide and has served as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Countywide Watch Commander. His career also includes assignments as sergeant over the Community Services Unit, BCSO Diver, and Special Response Team Deputy.
Major Cline holds a Bachelors in Professional Studies Degree from Barry University and a Master’s Degree of Public Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.
He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) 85th Command Officer’s Development Course and the recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy Award for his completion of the Supervisory Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute and the Executive Leadership Institute.
Major Cline currently sits on the board for the Central Florida Crimeline Inc.
Commander Stephen Fernez – Commander of Jail Operations
Commander Stephen Fernez is a twenty year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as the Commander of Jail Operations, which includes providing oversight of the jail and assuring the proper care, custody, and control of the inmates. Commander Fernez holds a Doctorate Degree in Education in Leadership from Trevecca University. He has served as a patrol deputy, field training officer, corporal, agent, sergeant, investigative sergeant, lieutenant, and major. His career also includes assignments as sergeant over the Special Investigations Unit, an agent in the General Crimes Unit, and Major over the Special Operations Unit. He has attended training through FBI-LEEDA, DEA (Basic and Advanced), and has a Certificate in Public Sector Leadership from Cornell University.
Major Brian Neal – Professional Standards
Major Brian Neal is a twenty-six year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as the Major over Professional Standards. Major Neal started his law enforcement career with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in October of 1997. He has served as a patrol deputy, agent, sergeant, and lieutenant. His investigative agent assignments include: General Crimes, IRS/Secret Service Task Force, and Sex Offender Registration and Tracking assisting with Internet Crimes against Children. Major Neal has also supervised our Special Investigations Unit, Economic Crimes Task Force, Victim Services, Sex Offender Registration and Tracking, and Digital Forensics. Major Neal also lead District and School Security in his previous assignment. Major Neal holds a Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Florida State. He is also the recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy Award for his completion of the Supervisory Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute and the Executive Leadership Institute.
Major Neal currently sits on the board for Brevard 211.
Major Vere Samuel – Jail Administrative Major
Major Vere Samuel is a 14 year Corrections Deputy and currently serves as an Administrative Major at the Jail Complex. Major Samuel holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. Major Samuel is an Adjunct Instructor at Eastern Florida State College Public Safety Institute. He is a certified First Aid and Defensive Tactics Instructor, and also a General Instructor, where he has been instrumental in instructing the corrections academy for the past seven years. Major Samuel is currently the Commander of the Corrections Response Team (CRT) and has been a member of the CRT for a total of 10 years. Major Samuel has spent a total of 9 years as assistant coach and head coach of both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams at Astronaut High School. He has also made 4 one week missionary trips to the island of Haiti, where he taught Haitian children the English language and Science.
Major Quincy Hines – Commander of Court Services
Major Hines has over twenty years of service to Brevard County, including three years as a firefighter prior to joining BCSO. He currently serves as the Commander of our Court Services Unit. Major Hines holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. He has served as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Patrol Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. Notable assignments include serving on multiple countywide proactive units, serving in our training unit as both a member of the training staff then later as the unit supervisor, FTO Program Coordinator, General Crimes Sergeant, oversight of the Judicial Process Unit, and supervising our Special Operations Division. Major Hines has been a member of our Special Weapons and Tactics Team since 2008 and currently serves as the Assistant Team Commander. He is a graduate of the 72nd FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute and the 301st FBI-LEEDA Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.
Major Alan Confreda – Countywide Watch Commander
Major Alan Confreda is a twenty-two-year veteran of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. He currently serves as a Countywide Watch Commander. Major Confreda has proudly served as a Deputy, Field Training Officer, Agent, Patrol Sergeant, Sergeant of the Tactical Team and Sergeant of the GAMEOVER Taskforce, Patrol Lieutenant, Major Crimes Lieutenant and Major. Major Confreda attended Eastern Florida State College and The University of Central Florida. Major Confreda has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team for 20 years and currently holds the position of SWAT Team Commander.
Major Brad Thomas – Countywide Watch Commander
Major Brad Thomas is a twenty-three year veteran of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. He currently serves as a Countywide Watch Commander. Major Thomas has proudly served as a Deputy, Field Training Officer, Agent, Patrol Sergeant, Investigative Sergeant of the Special Investigations Unit, GAMEOVER Taskforce, General Crimes Unit, Patrol Lieutenant, Major Crimes Lieutenant and Major. Major Thomas holds an Associate of Science degree from Herzing University and is the recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy Award. Major Thomas is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) 59th Command Officers Development Course. Major Thomas served as a SWAT operator and Sniper Team Leader for 20 years.
Major Thomas is an 8-year veteran of the United States Army and culminated his military career as a Platoon Sergeant with the 82n Airborne Division.
Major Ross Torquato – Jail Watch Commander
Major Ross Torquato is a twenty-eight year law enforcement veteran who currently serves a Watch Commander in the Jail Complex. Major Torquato holds a Master’s Degree in the Administration of Criminal Justice from the Columbia College of Missouri. He has served as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Patrol Corporal, FTO Coordinator, Career Development Instructor, Patrol Sergeant, and Patrol Lieutenant, His career also includes an 11 year assignment to the SWAT team along with five years in the Career Development Unit. Major Torquato has instructed in eight international law enforcement instructor training conferences, as well as instructing the Florida High Liability conference on three occasions. He is also a recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy Award for his completion of the Supervisory Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute and the Executive Leadership Institute.
Major Kim Wilson – Jail Watch Commander
Major Kimberly Wilson is a twenty-five year Corrections Deputy and currently serves as a Watch Commander at the Jail Complex. Major Wilson started her career with the Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Auxiliary Officer until she attended the Corrections Academy and became a Certified Corrections Deputy. Major Wilson holds an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Florida State College. She has served as a Corrections Deputy, Transportation Deputy, Jail Corporal, Jail Sergeant, Training Sergeant, and Jail Lieutenant.
In 2001 Major Wilson received her law enforcement certification making her a dual sworn Deputy. She is a graduate of the Florida Leadership Academy and was named the 2001 Corrections Deputy of the Year for the Sheriff’s Office. Major Wilson has received many accommodations, letters of appreciation and awards over the years.
Chief Pilot John Coppola – Operational Services (Aviation)
Chief Pilot Coppola is a thirty-eight year law enforcement veteran. Following high school he attended the Brevard County Law Enforcement Academy before joining the Sheriff’s Office. He has served as a patrol deputy, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant and lieutenant in Special Operations. His career includes over fifteen years of law enforcement aviation where he has been instrumental in establishing, equipping and training the Pilots and Tactical Flight Officers for the Sheriff’s Tactical Air Support (STAR) unit. Chief Pilot Coppola is a Commercial Helicopter Pilot with additional certifications in Night Vision Goggle flying, Float Helicopter operations, Bambi Bucket operations and Water Survival.
Chief Coppola is a member of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement.
Manager Debbie Caudill – Community Relations
Manager Debbie Caudill was appointed to Community Services Manager on December 3, 2019, by Sheriff Ivey. She began her career in 1989 with the Florida Department of Corrections as a Correctional Probation Officer. While serving the Department, she served as a Senior Classification Officer at both Putnam Correctional Institution and Central Florida Reception Center. She also served as a Felony Probation Officer in Jacksonville, Florida and was assigned as the Drug Offender Probation Officer for Duval County. Prior to leaving the Department, she was assigned to the Felony Circuit Court as a liaison between the Circuit Judges and the Department of Corrections.
Most recently, Ms. Caudill served as the Medicaid/Health Services Coordinator for Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS). She was responsible for maintaining a grant with the Florida Department of Education and overseeing the Medicaid reimbursement for not only her school district, but of 35 other Florida school districts each year. During her time with SCPS, she and her team brought in an average of $1.5 million dollars each year that was placed back into the general budget for use by the District.
Ms. Caudill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University and Master of Public Administration from the University of North Florida. She is also a member of the Leadership Brevard Class of 2021.
Manager Mark Deitz – Fleet Maintenance
Manager Mark Deitz currently serves as the Fleet Maintenance Manager for Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. He has been in the automotive industry for over thirty years. Manager Deitz holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Management and Human Resources. He also served twenty-one years active duty in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Manager Deitz oversees the acquisition, outfitting, and maintenance of over 800 patrol cars, unmarked units and special unit vehicles. He supervises a staff of ASE trained/certified mechanics who provide routine maintenance on all Sheriff’s Office vehicles. Similarly, he is responsible for supervising the vehicle outfitting team who prepare and equip all vehicles for patrol and investigative operations.
Manager Lisa Gillis – Human Resources
Manager Lisa Gillis was appointed to Human Resources Manager on September 13, 2014, by Sheriff Ivey. She is a life-long resident of Brevard County and has served in the public sector for over 20 years. She began her career at the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners assigned to public communication and website development roles where she gained extensive experience with content editing and publishing through print and electronic mass media. In 2005, she was employed by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office as Executive Assistant in the Office of the Sheriff, and was later promoted to Special Projects Coordinator, and then the Assistant Manager of Human Resources. She has been recognized for the design and launch of the official website www.BrevardSheriff.com in 2005, work on the BCSO intranet, implementation of the online application system that has since benefited thousands of job applicants, the transition of the Human Resources Office from paper to paperless. Manager Gillis has also been recognized for participating in the transitions of assuming Seaport Security Services and Animal Services with over 100 employees. She has volunteered her time providing leadership and coaching at local non-profit youth sports organizations, performing website support for BCSO PAL and Brevard TRIAD, coordinating volunteers for United Way campaigns, and lending a hand during the 2015 Field of Dreams community build.
Manager Gillis is a graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. She is a member of the class of 2012 Brevard County Executive Leadership Institute.
Director Joe Hellebrand – Animal Services
Director Joe Hellebrand is a thirty-nine year law enforcement veteran who currently serves as the Director of Animal Services. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Barry University and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy; the FBI’s Executive Development Center (LEEDS), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Executive Institute and has attended over 4000 hours of law enforcement training. During his career he has served in a variety of positions to include Field Training Officer, Canine Officer, Swat Officer/team Leader, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Emergency Services Team Commander, Operations Commander, Support Services Commander, Deputy Chief of Police and Chief of Police.
Director Hellebrand an Adjunct Professor for the Florida Institute of Technology and Columbia College, an Advisory Board member for Kaplan University, is a past President of the Florida Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA). Currently, Director Hellebrand serves on the FBINAA Executive Board as a Vice President, and will serve as the National President in 2021. He is a two (2) time President of the Brevard County Chiefs of Police Association, serves as Chairman of the Central Florida Law Enforcement Data Consortium, is a Board Member for the Center for Law Enforcement Technology Training and Research, and is a Committee Co-Chair for the Regional Domestic Security Task Force.
Brett Carman – Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer Brett Carman joined the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in April 2023 and manages all Accounting and Financial matters for the Agency. The Accounting and Finance department is responsible for preparation of the annual budget, reporting results to the Brevard County Board of Commissioners and other State and local authorities, preparing forecasts, and supporting the annual County audit. Accounting and Finance also operates all accounting functions found at any large enterprise including payables, receivables, cash management and preparation of financial statements.
Brett’s experience includes over 30 years in Accounting and Finance leadership in the Aerospace sector with Boeing, including several years at KSC leading the local Finance organization during the Space Shuttle program, an international assignment with Boeing, and over 20 years in California leading the international launch consortium, Sea Launch as the CEO, COO and CFO. Brett also consulted for another start-up launch provider as CFO and prepared their long-term business plan and first financial audit supporting their investment needs.
Brett received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology.
Attorney Laura Moody – Legal Counsel
Chief Legal Counsel Laura Moody joined the BCSO in 2019 as Legal Counsel after serving as an Assistant State Attorney at the Office of the State Attorney since 2007. As Legal Counsel for the Sheriff’s Office, Ms. Moody will function as in-house counsel for Sheriff Ivey and his staff. Ms. Moody will be responsible for researching and training on legislative and caselaw updates; legislative proposals; litigating asset forfeitures, and risk protection orders in addition to other legal matters in which the BCSO is a party. Ms. Moody will interface with the State Attorney’s Office, Judiciary, and other components of the local criminal justice system on behalf of BCSO. Ms. Moody will coordinate with additional outside counsel, as needed, on specialized assignments.
At the Office of the State Attorney, Ms. Moody most recently served as a Felony Trial Division Chief from June 2016-July 2019 and previously served as the Division Chief of the Elder & Economic Crimes Division from 2011-2016, during which time she sat on the BCSO Economic Crimes Task Force. Ms. Moody’s history with the Office of the State Attorney began in 2000 working in a Juvenile Diversion program and as a Victim Advocate before attending law school in 2004.
Ms. Moody graduated as Valedictorian of Florida A&M University College of Law in 2007; she earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2003; and she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences/Psychology from Flagler College in St. Augustine in 1999.
In addition to her work at the Office of the State Attorney, Ms. Moody served as the Treasurer for Brevard County TRIAD from 2013-2018. Ms. Moody is a member of the Florida Bar, the 18th Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committee, and the Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court. In 2014, Ms. Moody was part of the Legislative Task Force that successfully passed HB 409 “Offenses against Vulnerable Persons” which greatly enhanced the possibility of successful prosecutions of Elder Exploitation and she has conducted numerous trainings for law enforcement regarding investigating and prosecuting Elder and Economic Crimes.
Ms. Moody is a graduate of the 2015 Class of Leadership Brevard.
Wanda Morris – Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer Wanda Morris joined the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in May 2023 and oversees the Information Technology department. The Information Technology department manages the technology solutions utilized by both the sworn law enforcement officers as well as support staff. The department is responsible for the infrastructure including network and servers as well as software solutions such as CAD and RMS.
Wanda’s experience includes 30 years working in the Information Technology space, 15 of which were at a senior leadership level. Her experience in Information Technology resides in the local government sector with the majority in the Courts and criminal justice systems.
Wanda holds a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University. Additionally, she holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and Master’s Certificate in Information Technology Project Management from George Washington University.
Wanda is a long-standing member of the Project Management Institute and the Central Florida PMI Chapter.
Manager Teresa Revel –Inmate Programs
Manager Teresa Revel is a 29-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office. She currently serves as the Inmate Programs Manager at the Jail Complex. She is responsible for the leadership, daily management, and strategic operations of the Inmate Programs Unit. She develops plans and implements programs designed to reduce inmate recidivism. Teresa also monitors contracts within the Inmate Programs Unit which include: Aramark Correctional Services, Brevard County School Board, Good News Jail and Prison Ministry and Links of Hope, of which she is a member of the Board of Directors.
Her career also includes 10 years of administrative support to West Precinct Road Patrol Units, 10 years of administrative support to the Jail Command Staff, and 6 years as the Food Service Manager at the Jail Complex. As the Food Service Manager, she was appointed to ensure compliance with the requirements of Florida Model Jail Standards, Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, Florida Department of Health inspection guidelines, US Dietary Standards, and Florida Administrative Code 64E-11. Manager Revel volunteers in her spare time by giving back to the community and participating in community fundraising events.
Director Deborah Sands – Public Services
Director Deborah Sands has proudly served the citizens of Brevard County for over 29 years. She began her public safety career as a Public Safety Telecommunicator at the BCSO in April 1990, rising through the ranks to Communications Training Officer and to Communications Shift Supervisor, and then transferring to the Board of County Commissioners’ staff in 2006. In her employment with Brevard County government, Ms. Sands has continuously been promoted, from 911 Wireless Coordinator to 911 PSAP Operations Administrator, to Manager of the 911 Administration/Address Assignment/GIS Office and the 911 Systems Manager, designated by the Board of County Commissioners as the 911 Coordinator.
Director Sands has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Emergency Number Professional (ENP) certification and Public Safety Telecommunicator (PST) certification, and was an instructor at Eastern Florida State College’s Public Safety Institute, teaching in the Public Safety Telecommunicator Academy. She is a graduate of APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) program, designed to elevate professionalism, enhance individual performance and recognize excellence in the public safety communications industry. She is also a founding board member of the Florida 911 Coordinators Association.
Director Sands was responsible for the successful operation of the 911 system for not only Brevard County but also all eleven of the Public Safety Answering Points throughout the county. She shepherded the county’s transition from the legacy, enhanced 911 system to the Next -Generation system; ensured that all 200-plus of the public safety telecommunicators are certified in accordance with Florida Statutes; and worked tirelessly days, nights and weekends to address software and/or hardware failures with the 911 system.
July 2019 Ms. Sands returned to the BCSO serving as the Public Services Director, overseeing the Emergency Communications Center, Judicial Process and Records Units.
Manager Ron Spangler – Central Logistics
Manager Ron Spangler has been with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office since 1997 and currently manages the Central Logistics operations of the agency. Central Logistics oversees all agency assets from acquisition to disposal. This includes issuance and tracking of uniforms and equipment, maintaining public safety radio system equipment and cellular voice communications. In addition, the unit acts as facilities liaison with Brevard County while maintaining and stocking supplies for the County Jail and Animal Services Units.
Manager Spangler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies-Computer Information Technology from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Arts in Corporate Communication and Technology from Rollins College. Prior to his employment with BCSO, Ron began volunteering in 1981 as a member of the Sheriff’s Explorer program and later as an Auxiliary Deputy before serving civil process as a contract employee.
Manager Spangler currently sits on the Florida Sheriff’s Association Fleet Advisory Board, serves as Secretary for the University of Central Florida’s Alumni Association Board of Directors and is the Philanthropy Chair for the Space Coast UCF Alumni Chapter.
Manager Jessica Vanatta – Jail Records
Manager Jessica Vanatta started her records career by working with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Jail Records Unit prior to joining the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in September 1996. Manager Vanatta served as a Jail Records Clerk prior to becoming the Jail Records Manager in 2012 where she oversee court records, assures all court activities of the incarcerated inmate population are accurately maintained. Manager Vanatta interacts closely with various Judicial members, Attorneys, Probation, and governmental agencies thru out the State and Country in order to address the needs of our inmates and to keep our inmate population in check.
Manager Vanatta currently sits on the Inmate Welfare and Jail Safety Committees. She is a member of the FACT (Florida Assertive Community Treatment Team) advisory Board.
Manager Vanatta strengthen her career by attending and successfully completing the Florida Executive Leadership Institute, ELI-County Commission Executive Leadership Institute, and Cooper Institute for Law Enforcement.