FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Top News

Discipline Children to Prevent Crime, Fla. Sheriff Instructs Parents

November 26, 2013  | 

Law enforcement officials in Brevard County, Fla., held a seminar Saturday calling on parents to discipline their children, reports wftv.com.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey organized the seminars, which focus on disciplining children to prevent them from committing crimes.

"For us it's not just about juvenile crime. It's about laying a foundation so that as adults these individuals aren't committing crimes," Ivey said. "We want our parents to be the chief law enforcement officer in their child's life."


Comments (6)

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6

Rick @ 11/26/2013 3:51 PM

Out here in CA you can discipline a child, but if some sees you spanking your kid, they sometimes call the police. Likewise, if you leave any sort of mark, you can be arrested. If the UN Convention on the Child ever passes, you won't be able to discipline your child at all. Only the US and Somalia haven't passed it yet.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/27/2013 12:23 PM

Florida Department of Children and Families will prosecute anyone that hits their children no matter the reason. So this is very bad advice by Sheriff Ivey.

perry @ 11/27/2013 6:07 PM

I totally agree with this officer's decision! In the last two generations we have given the young people every excuse that they don't need to follow rules and regulations of this Great Country. Then, parents can't understand why these kids run and get into trouble. The PARENTS are responsible! They should be charged for they're irrisponsible little brats!!!!

These kids need to be spanked early so they understand that is not responsible behavior.

Kyler @ 11/27/2013 7:40 PM

Nowhere in the article does it mention parents hitting their children. You don't have to hit a child to discipline them.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/29/2013 12:23 PM

Since we are to play the semantics game just locking kids in cages and using verbal abuse must be an acceptable means of discipline since you are not "hitting" anyone. Ordinary people equate discipline with force but I suppose verbal abuse is alright with you since its not "hitting". I see "spanking" the same as "hitting". I have known parents to do unthinkable things to kids in the name of discipline but I suppose you are ok with that too.

Jerry Price @ 1/7/2015 4:55 PM

Ima Leprechaun, you are truly misleading people or very absent minded, not only is it legal to us spanking in Florida it is legal and practiced daily in PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Texas Deputy Wounded in Gunfight with “Suicidal” Subject
A Comal County, TX, deputy and a man described by law enforcement officials as "suicidal"...
Officers Who Responded to Orlando Nightclub Massacre Haunted by Experience
It is of his first look inside the Pulse nightclub. Dozens of people were motionless on...
“CHIPS” Actor Erik Estrada Becomes Idaho Reserve Officer
Erik Estrada, who starred as highway patrol officer Frank Poncherello in the television...
Video: Pennsylvania Officer Shot Multiple Times, Suspect in Custody
Authorities say the 25-year-old officer, identified as Christopher Dorman, was shot at...
DHS Employee with Top Secret Clearance Suspected of Plotting Attack
They've charged him so far only carrying a pistol without a license but they think he may...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine