Seven Grade 5 students, representing Durham Region school boards, presented their winning essays on “What it is like to be a Police Officer” Oct. 3 at Regional Headquarters in front of a community judging panel and their families. The judging panel was comprised of Chief Ewles, DRPS Police Services Board Chair Terry Clayton, Robert McMaster from Scotiabank and members of the Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night Committee.
The seven students are DRP's new “Deputy Chiefs for the Day” and one lucky student will be chosen as “Police Chief for a Day” and will fulfill those duties on Oct. 20, 2008. Also, in their position as Chief for a Day, the winner and two guests will attend the 6th Annual Police Appreciation Night on Oct. 23 at Deer Creek in Ajax to present their essay.
The Deputy Chiefs are: Peyton Howorko from Dr. Ross Tilley Public School in Bowmanville, Matthew Coccimiglio from St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School in Pickering, Nicolas Bermeo and Michaela Soars from Brother Andre Catholic School in Ajax, Nicholas McLaughlin and Morriah Thompson from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Oshawa and Taylor Paradis from Monsignor Leo Cleary School in Courtice.
All finalists did an outstanding job presenting their essays and are excellent representatives for their schools. The winner will be announced on October 6.
DRP congratulates all the Deputy Chiefs on a great job!
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Our seven Deputy Chiefs and our judging panel (JPG file, 371.3K bytes)
The Deputies enjoyed a K9 demonstration (JPG file, 365.4K bytes)