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Chief for a Day 20191

Grade 5 student Connor Frigan was the winner of the 2021 annual Chief for a Day Essay Contest.


Connor, a student at Charles Bowman Public School in Bowmanville, was the first-ever Chief for a Day from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Connor successfully and flawlessly performed his duties during a fun-filled day.


Following the Change of Command Oath of Office at Regional Headquarters in Whitby and reading of his essay at the virtual Police Services Board Meeting, he visited the Traffic Services Branch, toured the Forensic Investigative Services, and watched demonstrations on Use of Force and the DRPS K-9 unit.


His day concluded with a trip on AIR1, from the Oshawa Executive Airport.



Chief for a Day 20191

Grade Five student Abrielle Sawyer-Danis is the winner of the annual Chief for a Day essay contest.  She performed her duties as Chief flawlessly on October 22 as she learned all about what it takes to be a police officer.  She toured various divisions and even got a ride in Air1 over her school, École élémentaire Catholique Corpus-Chrisiti in Oshawa.


Abrielle's winning essay focused on inclusion and community safety.  "I want to protect our community and people that live in it.  I want to give our people a voice and keep them away from danger.  Everyone should feel safe and secure no matter which race, religion, gender expression, gender identity or background they are."


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Chief for a Day 2018


The Durham Regional Police Service would like to thank all contestants and school administrators for their participation in this year's Chief for a Day contest.


Ten-year old Olivia Baker has been chosen as this year's Annual Police Chief for a Day after a volunteer committee selected her winning essay at a contest held last Friday. Olivia is a Grade 5 student from C.E Broughton PS in Whitby. Chief Paul Martin attended her school today to surprise her with the news.


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It was an exciting morning for Grade 5 student Aruba Kashif of Vincent Massey PS in Oshawa as she was named the DRPS Police Chief for a Day.


Vincent Massey PS had a surprise visit Monday from DRPS Chief Paul Martin who made the special announcement during a morning assembly, attended by Aruba's classmates and family members. Constable Heather Wilson and Duty Inspector Peter Cousins were also there to wish her well.


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