The C.H.A.N.C.E. Alert Card is an initiative of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Its purpose is to provide our citizens with a card to carry on their person that can be given to law enforcement during an encounter, as well as compile and maintain a list of individuals who have “special needs” due to mental or neurological disabilities and who may reside or frequently visit Brevard County. Residents are invited to proactively provide information about a loved one with special needs of any age, who may require special assistance in an emergency or interaction with Deputies. The program is completely voluntary.
On-line dating and parking lot exchanges of items bought over the internet, have fast become a norm for many in our community and across the country. Our “Checkmate” program in partnership with the Brevard County Clerk of Courts is a free tool to do a little research on the person you are about to go on a date with or the person you are about to meet in a parking lot to sell an item to!
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Citizen’s Academy” is a program designed to give our citizens an inside look and working knowledge of every aspect of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Coffee with a Cop
Any restaurant or business, interested in helping to build relationships with their community and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, can host Coffee with a Cop. Members of our Crime Prevention Unit attend these events to have a cup of coffee with citizens. It’s an opportunity to ask our deputies questions, talk about concerns, or simply just have a conversation.
Exchange Safety Zone
To better serve the citizens of Brevard County, our agency has partnered with CEO Dave Eddins and his team at Alarm Specialists to provide a camera-monitored “Exchange Zone” at our North, South, East and West Precincts. Located along the front parking areas of the Sheriff’s Office Precincts is a citizen “Exchange Safety Zone,” which will allow citizens to safely make property exchanges and on-line initiated sales transactions in a well-lighted public area, which is monitored 24 hours a day by surveillance cameras. Additionally, while civil in nature, child custody exchanges can also occur in the camera monitored locations to add additional safety to families that are struggling to get along.
Now, with our new “Exchange Zones,” various transactions can occur in a much safer environment that has 24 hour surveillance recordings. Also, should a citizen experience any problems during the transaction, they are but a few feet away from the front door of the Sheriff’s Office Precinct. Equally important, the Sheriff’s Office can immediately ensure video evidence is secured for any investigations and/or criminal prosecution.
For more information relating to the Sheriff’s Office Exchange Zones, or if you have been a victim of a crime related to a property exchange, please contact the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit at (321) 264-7755.
File of Life
Record vital medical information and keep it in your home in a format and location that emergency responders will know to look for, in the event you are unable to speak for yourself in a medical emergency.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is offering a FREE home inventory program to assist you in taking an inventory of your possessions and organizes your household by room and category. You can easily document all the assets and contents in your home for insurance purposes and also includes the ability to add multiple pictures or images of your items by room as you go along. These pictures or other attachments, such as a sales receipt, are added directly to each inventory item in your database. Once you’ve documented all of the assets in one room you can easily move on to the next. Creating an inventory room by room also ensures you don’t forget to include items. The software also allows you to create, as well as search for an inventory item by location, which is both convenient and efficient. Although Home Inventory Program is very easy to use, a tutorial video is also available for those in need of assistance.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Watch program is a joint effort between our office and neighborhoods across the county that focuses on neighbors and law enforcement personnel working together to increase community awareness and reduce crime. Our Crime Prevention team will facilitate the start up a Neighborhood Watch group in your area and provide your community with a “Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Watch” sign, as well as attend meetings to run the program on a as needed basis. This program also includes an explanation of Operation Identification – marking and recording your possessions.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Brevard County TRIAD in Project Lifesaver. This program is designed to track and locate lost people suffering from Alzheimer’s, Down’s Syndrome, Autism or other related disorders. A bracelet is provided to the individual that can be tracked using both ground and air tracking receivers. Specially trained deputies assigned to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit supervises the tracking.
Respond Early and Defend Yourself (R.E.A.D.Y.)
The R.E.A.D.Y. program is a hands on presentation that teaches our citizens hands on exercises that they can use in everyday life if they ever find themselves in a violent situation. They are provided information on the fundamentals of unarmed self-defense.
This 8 hour course is designed to give civilians the opportunity to learn safe gun handling skills as well as the legal aspects of gun ownership.
Security Survey (Home/Business/Church)
Two members of our Crime Prevention Unit will visit your home, business, or church to identify any potential interior and/or exterior security problems and recommend solutions. All surveys are confidential and free as well as we will leave the home or business owner with an outdoor sign and sticker for their window.
Sheriff’s Great Kids Program
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Great Kids award recognizes youth recipients that go above and beyond to demonstrate hard work, dedication and commitment and over all go above and beyond in their everyday activities to be a positive role model to others. Students are nominated by their teachers, administration and School Resource Officers.
The criteria requirements are;
- dedication to community service, extraordinary display of professionalism, self-initiation, compassion and high level of caring for others
- Nominations are to be submitted monthly through the Community Services Unit
- The recipient of this award will be selected monthly by the Sheriff
Throughout the year, the Sheriff’s Office offers a free service, in partnership with a local document shredding company, where you can safely shred your personal documents. This is a great service that will help fight against Identify Theft.
All shred events are from 9:00am to 10:30am.
Melbourne Square Mall
1700 W. New Haven Avenue
Between Dillard’s and JC Penny
Enter Off Evans Road
David R. Schechter Community Center
1089 S. Patrick Drive
Home Depot Parking Lot
1140 Malabar Road SE
Grant Community Center
4580 1st Street
Winn Dixie Plaza
7960 US Hwy 1
1279 Houston Street
Cape Canaveral Precinct
111 Pol Avenue
Unit Contact Information
For more information call 321-264-7755.