Sheriff Wayne Ivey – Sheriff of Brevard County
Sheriff Wayne Ivey is a thirty-nine 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 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 serve as the Chairman of the Florida Sheriffs Association training committee as well as serving on multiple 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.
Major “Junny” joins our Command Team as a six year Law Enforcement Veteran 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 in Sharpes, Florida 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 Major “Junny” has served the agency in Corrections, Crime Prevention, Animal Services, Media Production, Community Relations, and now as a member of our Command Team. In addition to his normal duty assignments, “Junny” is the author and narrator of a Child Safety Activity Book that is used by our agency to teach child safety awareness and has also partnered with the SPCA to pass legislation allowing family pets to be included in Domestic Violence Injunction Orders. “Junny” is an Honorary Board Member of the “Sheriff’s Pet Posse,” “Crosswinds Youth Services,” and has also starred in countless Public Service Announcements to assist local charities in fundraising and awareness for their community based programs.
Major “Junny” was recognized as a “2019 Brevard County Humanitarian of the Year” award winner for his outstanding commitment and dedication to protecting our community and his service as an Ambassador to our agency.
When not working, Major “Junny” enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, eating Barbecue, and of course taking naps!!
Chief Deputy Douglas Waller – Chief Deputy of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
Chief Deputy Doug Waller is a thirty-four year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as the Chief Deputy for the Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy 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 Michael DeMorat – Chief of Judicial Services
Chief Mike DeMorat is a twenty-eight law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as the Chief of Judicial Services, which includes the County Jail Complex and Court Services Unit. Chief 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 and Major Crimes agent, sergeant, lieutenant, major and commander. His career also includes assignments as a Major in Special Operations, Canaveral Precinct, Countywide Watch Commander and Commander of the Court Services Unit. In addition to being a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 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 Vic DeSantis – Commander of South Precinct
Commander Vic DeSantis is a thirty-three 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 Jimmy Donn – Commander of Staff Services
Commander Jimmy “JD” Donn is a forty-eight 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.
Commander Alex Fischback – Commander of West Precinct
Commander Alex Fischback is a thirty-five year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as the Commander over our West Precinct. Commander Fischback started his law enforcement career with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in March of 1986, he has served as a reserve deputy, a patrol deputy, field training officer, corporal, agent, sergeant and lieutenant. Commander Fischback holds an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Brevard Community College, 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. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) 29th Command Officers Development Course.
Commander Darrell Hibbs – Commander of the Brevard County Jail Complex
Commander Darrell Hibbs is a thirty-two year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as a Jail Commander at the Brevard County Jail Complex and oversees all farm operations. Commander 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. Commander 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 – Commander of East Precinct and Operational Services
Commander John Mellick is a thirty-three year law enforcement veteran. He currently serves as the Commander of East Precinct and Operational Services. 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 Dan Singleton – Investigative Services
Commander Singleton is a twenty-four year law enforcement veteran who currently serves as the Commander of Criminal Investigative Services. 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, Major/Countywide Watch Commander and as the Commander of the East Precinct. His career also includes an assignment to the bomb squad as a 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 and Space Coast Early Intervention Center.
Commander Andrew Walters – Commander of Port Canaveral/Canaveral Precinct
Commander Andrew “Andy” Walters is a 29-year law enforcement veteran. Cmdr. 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 Commander. During his career, Cmdr. Walters served in a variety of assignments to include: Uniform Patrol, General Crimes, Major Crimes, Special Investigations/Narcotics, Special Operations and District & School Security.
Cmdr. Walters had the honor of Commanding operations at the North Precinct, Special Operations, District & School Security and the Cape/Port Canaveral Precinct during his tenure in the Sheriff’s Command Staff.
Cmdr. 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). Cmdr. Walters is a Dean Scholar Graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 107th Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville, Kentucky and is a graduate of the 2007 Leadership Brevard Program. Further, Cmdr. 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, Cmdr Walters successfully completed the Florida Sheriffs Institute’s 2nd Commanders Academy.
Cmdr. 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 10-years. Additionally, Cmdr. Walters serves on the Board of Directors for Central Florida Crimeline, Inc.
Commander James “JJ” Woolsey – Commander of North Precinct
Commander James “JJ” Woolsey is a twenty-nine 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.
Major Alex Herrera – Staff Services
Major Alex Herrera is a 24 year law enforcement veteran. He began his career with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy and served as a General Crimes Agent, Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Agent, Homicide Agent, Road Patrol Sergeant, Special Investigations Sergeant (Methamphetamine Suppression Unit Supervisor, Drug Task Force), Road Patrol Lieutenant (Public Information Officer, Traffic Homicide Unit Supervisor, General Crimes Unit Supervisor, and Canine Unit Supervisor), Career Development Unit Lieutenant (Recruitment, Backgrounds and Training, Field Training Program) and now Professional Standards Major, where he oversees the Career Development Unit, Field Training Program, Civil Unit and Public Information Officer.
Major 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., and has attended the F.B.I. Florida Executive Development Seminar.
Major Herrera serves on the Board for Brevard’s Homeless Coalition, with the Coalition’s mission of providing a framework of services to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Brevard County.
Major Brandon Lanza – Public School Security and Juvenile Programs
Major Brandon Lanza is a twenty-five year law enforcement veteran. He is currently commanding the Public School Security and Juvenile Programs. Major Lanza holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Nova University and a Master of Arts 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 has seventeen 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 Lanza currently sits on the Board of Directors for Space Coast Recovery.
Major Michelle Patrick – Jail Watch Commander
Major Michelle Patrick is a fifteen year law enforcement veteran and currently serves as a Watch Commander at the Brevard County Jail Complex. Major Patrick holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Phoenix. She has served as corrections deputy, corrections sergeant and corrections lieutenant. Her career also includes assignments as the agency Public Safety Coordinating Council which oversee the inmate population within the Jail Complex. Her career also includes assignments as a Florida Sheriff’s Association Certified Jail Inspector. Major Patrick is an American Correctional Association Certified Corrections Supervisor and she is also a graduate of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (Sam Houston University) and Lead Brevard.
Major Patrick currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Brevard County Boys and Girls Club.
Major Carlos Reyes – Countywide Watch Commander
Major Carlos Reyes is a twenty-four year law enforcement veteran. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Master’s in Organizational Management. He is currently assigned as a Major/Countywide Watch Commander. He has served as a patrol deputy, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, agent in General Crimes, Special Victims, Homicide, FBI JTTF and as a SWAT team crisis negotiator.
Major Ron Tomblin – Brevard County Jail Complex
Major Ron Tomblin is a twenty-three 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 Sheriff’s Association Certified Jail Inspector and Jail K-9 Commander. 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 Thomas Young – Court Services
Major Tom Young is a twenty-five 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 Sergeant. 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 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.
William Spinelli, CPA – Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Bill Spinelli is responsible for all the Sheriff’s financial functions including accounting, audit, and treasury. He also leads all procurement and information technology activities. His career spans more than 24 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and government corporate strategy.
Before joining BCSO in September 2019, Bill served as the Controller for the City of Orlando. Prior to that, he served as Director of Finance for the City of Leesburg, and the Accounting Operations Manager for the City of Tampa.
Bill retired as a Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy Reserves in 2010. His medals include the Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medals, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
CFO Spinelli serves on the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) State and Local Government Committee. He is a Board Member for the Florida Government Finance Officer Association (FGFOA).
Bill earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St John’s University in Queens New York. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Florida.
Manager Debbie Caudill – Community Services
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.
Mental Health Director Alexandra Cedeño – Mental Health Services
Director Alexandra Cedeño began her career in 2010 with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Jail Complex. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor. She has served as a Mental Health Specialist Intern, Licensed Mental Health Specialist and Assistant Director of Mental Health. She has attended numerous leadership courses and trainings, to include the FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute, Forensic Evaluator Training and is a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team.
She received the Community Service Award for her previous work with the Junior League of South Brevard’s “Kids in the Kitchen” program.
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.
Manager Jeffrey W. Jarvis – Accreditation Manager
Manager Jeff Jarvis is a thirty-six year law enforcement/corrections veteran. He currently serves as the Agency’s Accreditation Manager for both law enforcement and corrections. Manager Jarvis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice/Sociology and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Studies, both earned from the State University of New York. Manager Jarvis has served as both a sworn correctional officer and sworn police officer for the State of New York. During his tenure in law enforcement, he was assigned to patrol for nineteen years and the investigations bureau for seven years, retiring in 2007 as an Investigative Lieutenant overseeing criminal cases involving corporate and environmental crimes. Manager Jarvis’ background includes twenty-six years of sworn service in New York State and ten years with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Manager Jarvis assumed the position of Accreditation Manager within the agency in December 2007 at the Jail Complex and became the manager for both disciplines in September 2016. Manager Jarvis also volunteers as a reserve Sergeant.
Attorney Laura Moody – 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.
Director Noel Remillard Jr. – Jail Complex Work Farm
Director Noel Remillard is a twenty-nine year Corrections Deputy veteran. He also served 12 years in the United States Navy where he proudly served as a Petty Officer during Desert Storm. He has served as Jail Complex Food Service Supervisor, Corrections Deputy, Transportation Deputy, Field Training Officer, Jail Complex Logistical Officer, Corrections Corporal and Facility Operations Manager at the Brevard County Jail Complex. He currently serves as the Director of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Work Farm where he manages the Alternative to Incarceration Program, Graffiti Busters Program, the Chain Gang Program and multiple Inmate Work Crew Programs. He has implemented multiple innovative programs aimed at saving tax-payer dollars through the use of inmate labor while reducing recidivism rates through teaching inmates construction, landscaping and agricultural skills which can be utilized to secure employment. He is actively involved in the community through support for Keep Brevard Beautiful, multiple local non-profit organizations and events, and the Sheriff’s Bike Program which supplies bicycles for children, adults and veterans in need.
His career also includes assignments on the Inmate Welfare Committee, Jail Safety Committee, and liaison to Brevard County agencies requiring inmate labor for landscaping and light construction projects. Director Remillard currently participates in the Brevard Attitude Modification (B.A.M.) and Time to be a Parent Again Programs.
Manager Teresa Revel – Jail Complex Food Services
Manager Teresa Revel is a 25-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office. She currently serves as the Food Service Manager at the Jail Complex and oversees the preparation and execution of over 5,000 meals a day for inmates and staff. She is certified under the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals and is responsible for the leadership, daily management, and strategic operations of the Jail Complex Food Service operations. Manager Teresa Revel 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.
She has successfully remained in compliance for all inspections since 2014. Her career also includes providing 10 years of administrative support to West Precinct Road Patrol Units and 10 years of administrative support to the Jail Command Staff. Manager Teresa Revel volunteers in her spare time by giving back to the community and participating in community fundraising events.
Director Deborah Sands – Public Services
Ms. 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.
Ms. 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.
Ms. 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 Cheryl Sink – Media Services
Manager Cheryl Sink moved to Brevard County in 2001 after the retirement of her husband from the US Air Force. She began her career with the Sheriff’s Office in April 2002 where she worked her way up from a Precinct Desk Officer, to Sr. Administrative Assistant, to Executive Assistant for the Chief Deputy and now currently manages the Media Services Unit. Manager Sink earned her Associate of Science degree from Eastern Florida State College in Business Administration and is a graduate of the Brevard County Executive Leadership Institute. In her capacity as the manager of Media Services, she supervises the development of the digital media team and is responsible for website, social media, print, and multi-media productions, educational and public service announcement efforts.
Manager Sink has been recognized on numerous occasions for her dedication and commitment to the agency and was the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Employee of the Year in 2015.
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 Robert Urie – Information Technology
Manager Robert Urie has over twenty-two years serving in an Information Technology leadership role within Law Enforcement agencies. He specializes in optimizing customer-centric technological systems and processes.
Before joining the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Urie served as the head of IT for agencies such as; Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
Within these roles, Mr. Urie was responsible for the 800 Mhz Radio Systems, served as the 911 Communications Manager and currently serves as the Information Security Officer in the role of local liaison to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Mr. Urie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from Flagler College and is a graduate of the Florida Institute of Government at Florida State University as a Certified Government Chief Information Officer. Along with his education, Mr. Urie is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Cisco Certified Network Associate
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.