Community Programs

C.H.A.N.C.E. Alert Card Program

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.


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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!

Citizen’s Academy

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.

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.

Neighborhood Watch

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.

Project Lifesaver

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.

Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting & Decision Making

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.

Home security survey

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;

  1. dedication to community service, extraordinary display of professionalism, self-initiation, compassion and high level of caring for others
  2. Nominations are to be submitted monthly through the Community Services Unit
  3. The recipient of this award will be selected monthly by the Sheriff

Shred Program

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.

2022 Dates

February 24, 2022
9 – 10:30am
Titusville Mall
3350 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville

April 28, 2022
9 To 10:30am
Community Credit Union Of Florida
1030 Us 1, Rockledge, 32955
*Enter Off Hardee Lane*

June 30, 2022
9 To 10:30am
Greater Palm Bay Chamber Of Commerce
4100 Dixie Hwy N. E., Palm Bay

July 28, 2022
9 To 10:30 Am
Canaveral Precinct
111 Polk Avenue, Cape Canaveral
(The Shred Truck Will Park Behind The Precinct)

August 25, 2022
9 To 10:30am
Melbourne Square Mall
1700 W. New Haven Avenue
Between Dillards And Jc Penney
*Enter Off Evans Road*

October 27, 2022
9 To 10:30am
Veteran’s Memorial Center
400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island

Unit Contact Information

For more information call 321-264-7755.