August 22, 2022
The Brevard County Sheriff’s office has ordered 42 KelTec SUB2000 rifles as part of the new uniform and level of preparedness for School Resource Deputies. These SUB2000 rifles will meet the needs of the new School Resource Deputy uniforms.
Sheriff Wayne Ivy made this announcement on August 8, 2022 ahead of the upcoming school year. He emphasized the need for this change and how it improves the way School Resource Deputies respond to threats. The impact of these changes comes in the form of overall deterrence, created by a strong presence at Brevard County schools, along with the resulting ability to quickly address threats.
In the comprehensive announcement, Sheriff Wayne Ivy elaborates on the new changes and how school safety will be influenced. “This new style uniform and tactical preparedness gives our team members the advantage and ability to instantly address the threat with the level of force necessary to eliminate the shooter and save the lives of innocent children and teachers.”
Adrian Kellgren, KelTec’s Director of Industrial Production proudly states, “We’re honored to be a part of keeping Brevard County students and teachers safe. Our rifles being part of an active common sense school safety program is something we are excited about.”
Previously, if a long rifle was necessary, responding to an active shooter was a longer process.
School Resource Deputies would need to leave the building, retrieve a rifle from their vehicle, and return to the school building in order to address the active shooter.
KeTec’s SUB2000 is a foldable rifle, making it easy to deploy. The comfort and tactical practicality was a large part of the tactical needs for School Resource Deputies.
“We are proud to be part of the goal Sheriff Ivy laid out in his announcement: To avoid ever having to face a threat on school campuses by being better prepared, better armed, and better trained than anyone else,” concluded Adrian Kellgren.