Po­lice life cap­tured in time cap­sule

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

A TIME cap­sule at the Tweed Heads Po­lice Sta­tion will give fu­ture of­fi­cers a glimpse of what the job was like in the past.

Tweed By­ron Po­lice Dis­trict Su­per­in­ten­dent Wayne Star­ling said he had the idea to fill a time cap­sule af­ter notic­ing the ex­treme changes polic­ing had un­der­gone over the past 50 years.

“There have been so many changes in how we do busi­ness and tech­nol­ogy – we now have ba­tons, we have tasers, we now have Glocks rather than the old six-shot re­volvers,” he said.

“Ev­ery­thing we do is so much more pro­fes­sional to­day than it was 50 years ago.”

Supt Star­ling said the cap­sule, which will be opened in 50 years' time, was filled with a range of items in­clud­ing a let­ter to the fu­ture com­man­der, ros­ters, a uni­form, pho­tos, radar equip­ment and even a lock of In­spec­tor Matt Keough's hair.

Supt Star­ling said it would be fas­ci­nat­ing to know what fu­ture of­fi­cers would think of the time cap­sule and its con­tents.

The time cap­sule is set to be opened in 2068.

ABOVE: A time cap­sule con­tain­ing po­lice equip­ment and other items will be opened at the Tweed Heads Po­lice Sta­tion in 50 years.

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