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

Sgt. Dempsey

    Sgt. Dempsey started with Indian River Shores Public Safety as a Per-Diem Firefighter Paramedic in 2000. He completed his Law Enforcement Officer certification in 2003 and started as a full time Public Safety Officer in 2006. He holds Associate of Science degrees in both Fire Science and EMS Management. He has completed multiple advanced training courses to include traffic crash investigation, DUI enforcement, and property crime investigations. He is certified as a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor as well as Drug Impairment Training for Education Professionals Instructor. He has been a certified Paramedic since 1998 and has served as a Paramedic and EMT Instructor. 


   Sgt. Dempsey is currently assigned as Community Liaison for Indian River Shores Public Safety. His previous assignments include Shift Supervisor, Detective Sergeant, Marine Enforcement officer, Traffic Officer, Drug K-9 officer, and general patrol. He is a member of the Florida Impaired Driving Coalition and teaches impaired driving topics as an adjunct instructor through the Institute of Police Technology and Management at University of North Florida.

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