Waterloo Regional Police Welcome Winners from the Chief For a Day Contest

Posted on Tuesday August 21, 2018

Waterloo Region, Ontario –  The Waterloo Regional Police Service is excited to welcome a new Chief and two new Deputy Chiefs to take over policing duties for a day.

The new youthful executives were recruited during our first-ever Police Chief for a Day Contest, which ran throughout the month of May. As part of Police Week in Ontario, students in Grade 5 to 7 were asked to submit a 500-word essay describing why they think policing is important in our community.

Approximately 100 submissions were received from students across the Region, with all offering great insight into community policing.

“We were overwhelmed by the response of the youth in our community and also impressed by the wealth of knowledge many of our youth displayed on policing issues in Waterloo Region,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “We read through every submission and are incredibly proud of the thought and research that went into each one.”

The new officers will visit Headquarters on August 23, 2018 to meet with Chief Larkin, tour the facility, check out the inside of a police cruiser, visit with our canine unit and interact with police officers. They will also take part in a press conference at police headquarters, located at 200 Maple Grove Road in Cambridge.  During the press conference, they will read portions of their award-winning entries. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the day.

Media Inquiries:

Cherri Greeno

Media Relations Coordinator

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773

cherri.greeno@wrps.on.ca

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