Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin Looks to Find a Replacement Chief for One Day

Posted on Tuesday May 08, 2018

Waterloo Region, Ontario –  Waterloo Regional Police are looking for a new, youthful Chief to take over policing duties in Waterloo Region for a day.

The ‘Chief for a Day’ contest is being held as part of Police Week in Ontario, which runs from May 13, 2018 to May 19, 2018 and is open to all students in Grade 5 to Grade 7 in Waterloo Region. Students are asked to write a 500-word essay describing why they think policing is important in our community, a topic that coincides with this year’s Police Week theme – Celebrating Policing and Community Partnerships.

“The Chief for a Day event is a great way to connect with the youth in our community and to inspire them to, perhaps one day, become a police officer with our Service,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “Our youth are our future and it’s important to acknowledge their role in making our community a safer place to live. I look forward to hearing fresh ideas from our new ‘Police Chief.’ It will, undoubtedly, be a rewarding experience for everyone involved.”

The new Chief will have the opportunity to tour police headquarters and local divisions, check out the inside of a police cruiser, visit with our canine unit, interact with police officers throughout the day and take part in a media conference.

Applications can be submitted to police headquarters, located at 200 Maple Grove Road in Cambridge, through Facebook messenger (@waterlooregionalpolice) or by e-mail to cherri.greeno@wrps.on.ca. Applications must be submitted by May 19, 2018.

Media Inquiries:

Cherri Greeno

Media Relations Coordinator

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773


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