Command Staff

 

Ivey, Robert WSheriff Wayne Ivey – Sheriff of Brevard County

Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a Law Enforcement Officer for over 35 years.  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 on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of crime prevention innovation.

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.

Sheriff Ivey was appointed to the Florida Model Jail Standards Committee in 2015 and serves as the Vice Chair of the FSA Cold Case Review Team Program.

He is the recipient of the President’s Award for efforts in crime prevention and community awareness from the Florida Crime Prevention Association (FCPA).


Waller, DougasChief Deputy Doug Waller – Chief Deputy

Chief Deputy Waller
is a thirty-year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as the Chief Deputy for the agency. Chief Waller holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida State University and Master Degrees from Webster University in Human Resource Development as well as Management and Leadership. He has served a patrol deputy, agent, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, major and commander.  His career also includes assignments to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the supervision of local/state and federal Task Force Units, the Tactical Team and the supervision and direction of the agency’s Criminal Investigations Division. 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

Chief Waller is a past Board member for both Serene Harbor and Central Florida Crimeline.


Chief Alan Moros – Investigative Services

Chief Moros is a thirty-one year law enforcement veteran and a lifelong resident of Brevard County. He currently serves as the Chief of Criminal Investigative Services and Operational Services. Chief Moros 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, narcotics/vice agent, corporal, sergeant and lieutenant. His career also includes assignments as a Major in Special Operations, Countywide Watch Commander, Commander of Criminal Investigative Services and the Commander of Canaveral/Cape Canaveral Precinct . He is a graduate of the 234th Session of the FBI National Academy and the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) 29th Command Officers Development Course.


Commander Bruce Barnett – West PrecinctBarnett Bruce_Full

Commander Barnett is a twenty-seven year law enforcement veteran.  He currently serves as theCommander of West Precinct and is responsible for administration of the agency’s Field Training and Evaluation Program. Commander Barnett holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Biology from Valencia Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies from Barry University. He has served as a patrol deputy, general crimes agent and sergeant, patrol sergeant, homicide agent, homicide lieutenant and patrol lieutenant. His career also includes assignment to the Special Weapons and Tactics Team where he served as an operator and as the Deputy Team Commander. Commander Barnett also coordinates the BCSO Crisis Intervention and Management Team.  He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) 109th Administrative Officers Course and the FBI-LEEDA 56th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.


Commander Michael DeMorat – Administrative ServicesDeMorat, Mike

Commander DeMorat is a twenty-five year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as the Commander of Administrative Services.  Commander DeMorat holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida. He has served as a patrol deputy, field training officer, General Crimes agent, Major Crimes agent, investigative sergeant, patrol lieutenant and county-wide watch commander. His career also includes assignments as a major in Special Operations and Canaveral Precinct and commander of Court Security Services Unit. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) Command Officers Development Course and the FBI-LEEDA 21st Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.

Commander DeMorat currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Central Florida Crimeline and the Brevard County Police Athletic League.


DeSantis Vic_FullCommander Vic DeSantis – South Precinct

Commander DeSantis
is a thirty-year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as the Commander of South Precinct. 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.  He has served a patrol deputy, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, General and Major Crimes Unit agent, investigative sergeant and narcotics/vice lieutenant. His career also includes assignments as the agency Accreditation Manager and Deputy Commander (Major) in the Support Services Unit where he oversaw the Communication and Judicial Process 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 currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Brevard County Homeless Coalition.


Commander Jimmy Donn – Staff ServicesDonn, James

Commander Donn is a forty-six year law enforcement veteran.  He has served with both the Titusville Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. He currently serves as the Commander of Staff Services. 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 patrol deputy, investigative agent/narcotics, 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 Leadership Course.


Drinkwater, PaulCommander Paul Drinkwater – Criminal Investigative Services

Commander Drinkwater is a thirty-three year law enforcement veteran.  He currently serves as the Commander of Criminal Investigative Services. Commander Drinkwater holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Brevard Community College. He has served as a patrol deputy, field training officer, narcotics/vice agent, patrol sergeant and investigative sergeant. His career also includes assignments as the commander Special Operations, the West Precinct, South Precinct, and Court Security Services Unit. Commander Drinkwater served as a Chief under Sheriff Jack Parker and is a 20-year veteran of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team.  He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) Command Officers Development Course

Commander Drinkwater currently sits on the Board of Directors for Friends of Sally’s House and is a past board member of Prevent of Brevard and the Brevard County Police Athletic League.


Commander Darrell Hibbs – Brevard County Jail Complex

Commander Hibbs is a twenty-nine year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as an Assistant Jail Commander at the Brevard County Jail Complex and oversees all farm operations. Major Hibbs holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Central Florida. He has served as a corrections deputy, corrections sergeant and corrections lieutenant. His career also included assignments as a deputy inspector (Staff Services), Accreditation Manager, and commander of the Corrections Response Team.  He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) 36th Command Officers Development Course and the 125th Administrative Officers Course.  Major Hibbs is an American Correctional Association Certified Corrections Executive and Florida Sheriff’s Association Certified Jail Inspector.

Commander Hibbs was appointed as a Commissioner to the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission and began his six-year term in 2015. He sits on the Board of Directors of Keep Brevard Beautiful.


Commander John Mellick – Court ServicesMellick John_Full

Commander Mellick is a thirty-one year law enforcement veteran.  He currently serves as the Commander of East Precinct. Commander Mellick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. He has served as a patrol deputy, narcotics agent and supervisor, General Crimes Unit agent, and DEA Task Force agent. His career also includes assignment as a Lieutenant in the Career Development Unit and over fifteen years of service with the Special Weapons and Tactics Team. He is a graduate of the 259th Session of the FBI National Academy and the FBI-LEEDA Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.

Commander Mellick served on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center from 2011 to 2014.


Commander Linda Moros – Port Canaveral/Canaveral Precinct

Commander Moros is a twenty-three year law enforcement veteran and a lifelong resident of Brevard County. She currently serves as the Commander of the Port Canaveral/Cape Canaveral Precinct and oversees Seaport Security Services.

Commander Moros holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology. She began her law enforcement career as a communications officer before transitioning to a sworn deputy sheriff 1997. She has served as a patrol deputy, school resource officer, DUI Unit deputy, General Crimes Unit agent, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant and as a Major assigned to the Office of District and School Security. Her career also includes assignment within the Career Development Unit as both a sergeant and lieutenant. She is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) 34th Command Officers Development Course and the 127th Administrative Officers Course, 2016 class of Leadership Brevard and the FBI-LEEDA 27th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.


Commander Greg Purden – Operational ServicesPurden, Greg

Commander Purden
is a thirty-year law enforcement veteran.  He currently serves as the Commander of Operational Services.  Commander Purden holds an Associate Degree from Eastern Florida State College.  He has served as a patrol deputy, field training officer, Dive Team member, Special Weapons and Tactics Team Deputy/Team Leader, Tactical Team deputy, patrol sergeant, Community Policing sergeant, patrol lieutenant, Career Development Unit lieutenant, Major/Countywide Watch Commander, Special Weapons and Tactics Team Commander, West Precinct Commander, Administrative Services Commander, and Court Services Commander.  He is a graduate of the 224th Session of the FBI National Academy and the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) 39th Command Officers Development Course.


Commander Dan Singleton – East PrecinctSingleton Dan_Full

Commander Singleton is a twenty year law enforcement veteran and currently serves as the Commander of East Precinct.  Commander 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.  He has served as a patrol deputy, Special Investigations Unit agent, General Crimes Unit agent, patrol sergeant, investigative sergeant (GAMEOVER Task Force), patrol lieutenant, investigative lieutenant in both the Violent and Major Crimes divisions of Criminal Investigative Services and as a Major/Countywide Watch Commander.  His career also includes an assignment to the bomb squad as an FBI certified bomb technician.  He is a graduate of the FBI-LEEDA 97th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives and a graduate of the 2016 class of Leadership Brevard.

Commander Singleton currently sits on the Board of Directors for 2-1-1 Brevard.


Commander James “JJ” Woolsey – North PrecinctWoolsey James_Full

Commander Woolsey
is a twenty-six year law enforcement veteran.  He currently serves as the Commander of North Precinct.  Commander Woolsey holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Brevard Community College and is currently completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  He has served as a patrol deputy, corporal, agent (General Crimes Unit, Narcotics/Vice), Tactical Team, and investigative sergeant (GAMEOVER Task Force, Narcotics/Vice, and Special Victims Unit) and patrol lieutenant. His career also includes assignments as a lieutenant in Special Operations, Major/Countywide Watch Commander and as Major in Criminal Investigative Services supervising and directing the Violent Crimes Division.  Commander Woolsey currently commands the Special Weapons and Tactics Team.  He is a recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award for his completion of the 14th Supervisory Institute, 45th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives, and 21st Executive Leadership programs.


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Lanza BrandonMajor Brandon Lanza – Watch Commander

Major Lanza is a 21 year law enforcement veteran. He is currently a countywide Watch Commander for Patrol Services. Major Lanza holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Nova University and a Masters Degree in Sociology from the University of Central Florida. He has served as a patrol deputy, General Crimes Unit agent, Sex Crimes Unit agent, patrol sergeant, sergeant within the Career Development Unit, Investigative supervisor of a General Crimes Unit, patrol lieutenant, and investigative lieutenant in both the Violent and Major Crimes divisions. He currently has 17 years of service with the special weapons and tactics team (SWAT). He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) Command Officers Development Course. He is a graduate of the FBI-LEEDA 97th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.


Major Ron Tomblin – Brevard County Jail ComplexTomblin Jr, Ronald

Major Tomblin is an eighteen-year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as an Assistant Jail Commander at the Brevard County Jail Complex.  Major Tomblin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida and is currently completing a Master of Science Degree. He has served as a corrections deputy, corrections sergeant, and corrections lieutenant.  His career also includes assignments as a Florida Model Jail Standards Inspector. Major Tomblin is an American Correctional Association Certified Corrections Manager and a graduate of the Brevard County Executive Leadership Institute.

Major Tomblin currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Brevard County Public Safety Charity.

 


Major Andrew Walters-Public School Security and Juvenile Programs

Andrew “Andy” Walters is a 27-year law enforcement veteran who has dedicated his life to serving
the citizens of Brevard County as a Deputy Sheriff.  Major Walters began his career with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 19-years of age serving as a Public Service Aide, and advanced to the rank of Major.

During his career, Major Walters served in a variety of assignments to include: Uniform Patrol, General Crimes, Major Crimes, Special Investigations/Narcotics and Special Operations.  Additionally, Major Walters had the honor of Commanding operations at the North Precinct and Special Operations during his tenure in the Sheriff’s Command Staff.  Major Walters currently Commands the Office of District and School Security for Brevard County Public Schools.

Major Walters is a proud graduate of the University of Central Florida and has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration (1995) and a Master of Public Administration – MPA (2003).  Major Walters is a Dean Scholar Graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 107th Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.  Major Walters is a graduate of the 2007 Leadership Brevard Program. Further, Major Walters is the distinguished recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy Award for his completion of the 18th Supervisor Leadership Institute, 42nd Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives, and the 12th Executive Leadership Institute. Most recently, Major Walters successfully completed the Florida Sheriffs Institute’s 2nd Commanders Academy.

Major Walters is a community advocate for at-risk youth and our senior citizens.  He has served on the Board of Directors for Crosswinds Youth Services for the past 8-years.


Major Thomas Young – Watch Commander

Young Tom_Full Major Young is a twenty-four year law enforcement veteran. He also served for twenty-six years in the United States Air Force (active and reserve), retiring as a Chief Master.  He is currently a countywide Watch Commander for Patrol Services. Major Young holds an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force.  He has served as a patrol deputy, motor deputy, agent, patrol sergeant, investigative supervisor and patrol lieutenant.  His career also includes assignment as an administrative lieutenant at West Precinct and Operational Services overseeing the Field Training and Evaluation Program, Animal Services, and Honor Guard as well as fifteen years of service with the Special Weapons and Tactics Team.  He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) Command Officer’s Development Course.


Chief Financial Officer Greg Pelham – Administrative Services Pelham, Gregory

CFO Pelham
is a twenty-five year veteran of Brevard County government. He has served the last ten years with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. CFO Pelham holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Rollins College in Winter Park. Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office, he held positions as the Finance Director for the Brevard County Water Resources and Public Works Departments, Budget Analyst in the County Budget Office, and Accountant in Brevard County Finance. His career with BCSO includes five years as the Budget Director before being promoted to his current position as Chief Financial Officer.  He is a graduate of the Brevard County Executive Leadership Institute and the FDLE Chief Executive Leadership program.

CFO Pelham currently sits on the finance committee for the Brevard County Healthy Start Coalition.


Chief Pilot John Coppola – Operational Services (Aviation Unit)

Coppola, John

Chief Pilot Coppola is a thirty-seven 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.