STEPHEN J. FERNEZ
2002 to Current: Law Enforcement Officer. Currently, holding the rank of Lieutenant.
2011 to Current: Co-Founder of LEOSA 501c3. Teaching free drug awareness programs. www.LEOSA.org
2015 to Current: Adjunct Professor at Barry University. Currently, teaching courses on public administration, politics, and human resources.
2016: Worked with TJ McMahon to bring the first AFGL certified FootGolf course to Brevard County at Mallards Landing Golf Course. This has become a source of revenue for the City of Melbourne Parks and Recreations division.
2018 to Current: Co-Host of the Black Dog Confessional Podcast with Chris Cardinal. www.BlackDogConfessional.com
2020: Produced the documentary film Coming Clean which addresses the affects of substance abuse. www.ComingCleanDocumentary.com
Stephen has also served as:
2013 to 2018: Committee Member for the Brevard County Public Safety Charity.
2012 to 2018: Captain for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office St. Baldrick’s Foundation Team to benefit children's cancer research.
2011 to 2013: Captain of the South Precinct Corporate Dodgeball Team to benefit Boy Scouts of America.
2016, 2017, 2020: Captain of the No Bad Days Foundation Kickball Tournament Team benefitting children with special needs.
2018: Children’s Advocacy Center “Bond” Fundraiser Participant
Elves for the Elderly, Relay for Life, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics, and United Way Brevard
Deputy of the Year in 2005, Deputy of the Month (9x), Field Training Officer of the Month, Medal of Valor, Community Service Awards (2x), Lifesaving Award (2x), Commendable Service Awards (7x), Chief's Association Award, Villon Volunteer of the Year 2014, Brevard County Commission Referendum, Space Coast Public Service Award's Emerging Influence Award 2016, Valor Award for Lifesaving 2017, Space Coast Public Service Award for Meritorious Service 2017
Master's Degree in Public Administration
LEAD Brevard 2017
Cops - Coast to Coast Episode 11 - 2006
Cops - Coast to Coast Episode 06 - 2006
Undercover Stings Episode 108 - 2012
American Police Beat - 2011
SpaceCoast Living - June 2016
Space Coast Daily - Volume 10 Issue 2 August/September 2016
Space Coast Daily - Volume 11 Issue 2 August/September 2017
Space Coast Daily