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DRPS hosting 15th annual Chief for a Day contest

The 15th Annual Police Chief for a Day essay contest is now open and the DRPS is encouraging students entering into Grade 5 this fall to pick up their pencils

Students can enter the contest by submitting a 500-word essay entitled “What I would do if I were Chief for a Day.”

In the fall, the top Grade 5 finalists from various school boards across Durham Region will be picked up at their schools by police cruisers and escorted to DRPS headquarters. They will then read their winning essays to a community panel of judges, including Chief Paul Martin, members of the Police Services Board and members of the Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night (PADAN) Committee.

The winner will serve as Chief for a Day on Oct. 24, and will be a guest of honour at the 15th PADAN on Oct. 26, at Deer Creek in Ajax.

All submissions must include: name of student submitting essay (Grade 5 in September 2017); name and location of your school, and school board the student attends (DDSB, DCDSB, KPR, PVNC etc.).

All essays for consideration are due on Sept, 19, and are to be submitted via email at: