A New Chief in Town?

Posted on Tuesday April 09, 2019

Waterloo Region, Ontario The Waterloo Regional Police Service is looking for a new, youthful Chief for its annual ‘Chief for a Day’ contest.

The contest, which launches April 9, 2019, is open to all Waterloo Region students in Grade 5 to Grade 7. Students are asked to write a short essay describing what they would do to make a difference in their community if they were Chief for a day.

A winner will be announced May 13, 2019 during the kick-off to Police Week in Ontario.

“This is a great way to foster youth engagement and to encourage youth to think about policing in their own community,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “We were so impressed by all essays that were sent in during last year’s contest and are excited to see what ideas are sent in this year. Involving youth in events like this is important because they play such a vital role in the future of our community.”

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

Essays 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 11, 2019 and include a name and contact information.

Media Inquiries:

Cherri Greeno

Media Relations Coordinator

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773


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