Brevard Sheriff’s Office Buries Time Capsule At Barbara Pill Law Facility In Titusville
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 14, 2015
TO BE OPENED IN 100 YEARS
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is very proud to announce that on september 11 our Time Capsule was placed at the Barbara Pill Law Enforcement Facility in Titusville.
September 11, is a significant day in our Nation’s history, a day when memorials recognize the memory and sacrifices of heroes, American perseverance and the selfless commitment of our public safety members.
By placing the Time Capsule, we continue to honor the commitment of our nation’s first responders, a date when so many have bravely made the ultimate sacrifice.
September 11th, is a day to remember our fallen heroes, but also a historic opportunity to communicate with the heroes of our future. Our time capsule messages captured the essence of the pride and passion of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Sealed inside are documents and artifacts representing our history and continued commitment to protecting our incredible citizens.
The time capsule concept was conceived earlier this year as an opportunity for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to communicate with our future citizens, public safety members and families, by providing a snapshot of our history and 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. The capsule was purged and filled with gaseous Nitrogen to protect the precious contents from elements that may lead to degradation.
Messages were submitted by our current employees, our retired employees, our County Commissioners, our State Attorney’s Office, our Clerk of Courts, our Chiefs of Police, the EFSC Law Enforcement Academy and the Attorney General, who all provided materials relating to their lives, responsibilities, challenges of Office and messages to our future.
The participants were asked to consider materials related to what we would want to ask or see of our agency members in 1915.
There was an overwhelming response, with materials such as personal messages, items of today’s daily life such as check books, utility bills, photographs of personnel, resources and equipment, news releases, photographs of the facilities, historical artifacts, a copy of the current budget, labor contracts, policies, employee demographics and pay plans packing the capsule.
I included a uniform and a message to the brave men and women of 2115 who will be protecting our communities. My personal message discussed the challenges and accomplishments that have impacted our agency, and our hopes and thoughts of what our futures may bring.
In speaking with our BCSO team as we developed this concept, we all wondered what it will be like to actually be present in 100 years as the capsule is opened. At the same time we all realized, we will be. With our messages and pictures, we will all be there sharing our real life stories with the future.
Imagine receiving a personal message from a Great or even Great, Great Grandparent today.
The capsule will be buried and protected by a concreate cap and an inscribed message on a granite marker:
“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.”
We were very blessed to have such incredible supporters, to include the Precision Companies, Precision Fabricating and Cleaning Inc. / Precision Mechanical Inc., Goodson Paving and Community Champions.
Through the generous efforts of these Brevard County businesses, the Time Capsule was designed, manufactured and placed with no financial impact to our agency members or citizens.
Business leaders such as Todd Gray, Jason Shye, Bob Kelly, Tom Goodson, Travis Goodson, David Mulberry and Tom Darnell are greatly appreciated and we are very proud to have their support and friendship.
I would also like to thank Commander Alan Moros and our entire Time Capsule Committee for their innovative efforts to make this concept a reality.
Todd Gray stated, “We wanted to be a part of this important project and message to our future citizens. Our entire team played a role in this project and there is no doubt that it will truly stand the test of time, protecting the precious cargo until retrieved in 2115!
Again, I would like to thank everyone involved in this project. It is truly a privilege to serve as your Sheriff and work alongside the proud men and women of your Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
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.