Sergeants

Sgt. Crosby

William (Bart) Crosby is a fifth generation Floridan.  He began his Law enforcement career with Indian River Shores Public Safety in June of 1997 and is currently the Sergeant on B shift. Sergeant Crosby has held the Sergeant’s position since 2009 where he supervises a six man shift for a 24 hour period. During that shift his officers respond to all police, fire and emergency medical incidents within the Town of Indian River Shores. He is certified as a law enforcement officer, Paramedic and Firefighter. He has been a part of the Traffic unit, a Field training officer, a Boat Captain, and held the position of Detective. He holds the elected offices of the Union President and the Pension Board Chairman.

Personally, Bart holds two patents, the “Rapid 12 Lead Pad” and the “Cup lid with integral holder”. In addition, Bart is the manager of:

Got A Guest rental which services the Treasure Coast with Baby and Beach equipment rentals.

Ready Electrodes, LLC with international sales of his patented Rapid 12 lead pad.

Crosby Unlimited LLC a product development company. With over 20 planned patents and products.

In his free time Bart can be found at Alimentari Gourmet Market helping his wife JoAnn with her business which services the Town of Indian River Shores with the finest cheese, wine, charcuterie and gifts.  Bart also enjoys traveling, hunting and deep sea fishing.

Sgt. Shawn Hoyt was hired 25 years ago as a Fire Medic with aspirations of becoming a Police Officer.  During his employment with the town he completed his AS Degree in Emergency Medicine and then his BS Degree in Organizational Management.  In 2005 he was assigned the Detective Unit and then promoted to Sergeant in 2011.  Currently he is in the supervisor of “C” shift.

Sgt. Hoyt

Kip Benham was born in Olean, NY. He moved to Sebastian, FL in 1976, at six years old. Kip is a graduate of Vero Beach Senior High School. Kip Benham started his career in 1988 when he was hired by Rockledge Fire Department. After a short time at Rockledge, he started working at Palm Bay Fire Department in 1989. During his nine-year tenure at Palm Bay Fire Department, he achieved his Paramedic license. In 1998, Kip Benham was hired by the City of Orlando Fire Department. In 2006, Kip returned to his hometown area when started at Indian River Shores Public Safety Department. In 2014, Kip became a certified Law Enforcement Officer. In 2015, Kip was promoted to Sergeant, and assigned to Investigations. He served almost four years in Investigations. He currently is the supervisor of C-shift and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute.

Sgt. Benham

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