Sheriff Invites Public To Time Capsule Sealing Ceremony Set For Sept. 11 In Titusville
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 10, 2015
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office recently received a very generous donation of a time capsule graciously created by Precision Mechanical, Inc. and I would like to extend an invitation to everyone to share in this historic event as we conduct the Sealing Ceremony on September 11 at 2 p.m.
This is truly an incredible opportunity to be part of history. The ceremony will be held at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct, located at 2290 Columbia Boulevard in Titusville.
We chose September 11 because the date is a significant day in our Nation’s history that ties directly to the memory of American perseverance and the selfless commitment of our public safety members. The date chosen as a way to honor the commitment of the country’s first responders when so many made the ultimate sacrifice.
The capsule includes photographs of Sheriff’s Office employees, family members, department units, county landmarks, hand written and typed messages, and newspaper clippings of current events. These items will serve as a snapshot of today to the brave men and women who will be protecting our community in 2115.
CAPSULE PREPARED TO STAND THE TEST OF TIME
The time capsule concept was developed earlier this year as an opportunity for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to communicate with our future citizens, public safety members and families and provide a snapshot of 2015.
We partnered with Precision Mechanical Inc. who designed, created and graciously donated a capsule that would stand the test of time. The capsule is 1-foot wide and 8-feet long and will be purged and filled with gaseous Nitrogen to protect the contents.
We asked our County Commissioners, County Manager, fellow Constitutional Officers, Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Academy, Attorney General and Governor to provide some materials relating to their respective responsibilities, the challenges of Office and a message to our future.
We also asked our current and retired agency members to provide materials as well. The materials we have asked the participants to consider would related to what we would want to ask or see of our agency 100 years ago.
There was an overwhelming response, with materials such as personal messages to future agency and family members, items of today’s daily life such as check books, utility bills, photographs of personnel, resources and equipment, news releases, photographs of the facilities, a copy of the current budget, labor contracts, policies, employee demographics, pay plans and more.
The Sheriff’s Office has included a uniform and a message to the brave men and women of 2115 who will be protecting our communities. The challenges that impact the agency in 2015 and our hopes and thoughts of what our future may bring.
The capsule will be buried with a concrete cap and this inscribed message:
“Below this commemorative marker is a Time Capsule that contains a collection of history from the proud men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office who committed their lives to protecting our citizens. The contents are to be revealed 100 years after September 11, 2015, for the enjoyment of future employees and citizens.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.