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Kip Benham

Kip Benham

Sergeant

Sergeant Kip Benham joined Indian River Shores Public Safety Department in 2006 as a triple certified firefighter, paramedic, and law enforcement officer. He began his firefighting career in 1988 with Rockledge Fire Department before transitioning to Palm Bay Fire Department in 1989 and Orlando Fire Department in 1998. Throughout the entirety of his career, Sergeant Benham has obtained numerous certifications in specialized courses, such as hazardous materials and high angle, confined space, and rope rescues.

Kip previously served as Detective Sergeant for Indian River Shores Public Safety Department for four years before taking on responsibility as a shift sergeant in 2015, where he manages a six man shift in 24 hour increments. He has made significant contributions to the Department by creating the S.W.A.T. paramedic team and configuring the welfare check program still in use today. Sergeant Benham has previously attended the Southern Police Institute's Commander Development Course in 2018. He is currently shift Sergeant over "A" shift.



William Crosby

William Crosby

Sergeant

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.



Shawn Hoyt

Shawn Hoyt

Sergeant

Sergeant Hoyt joined the Indian River Shores Public Safety Department in 1993 as a firefighter paramedic with aspirations of becoming a law enforcement officer as well. He soon after obtained his triple certified status. Before coming to work with the Department, Shawn was employed with Indian River County Fire Department, where he received certifications as Paramedic I and Paramedic II. Shawn received his Associates of Science degree in Emergency Medicine and his Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Management from Warner University. In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Detective before being promoted to shift Sergeant in 2011. Sergeant Hoyt currently supervises over six public safety officers on "C" Shift.