Saluting police officers and handling media inquiries came naturally to 10-year-Nicholas McLaughlin as he rose to the occasion as Durham Regional Police Chief for a Day.
Nicholas, a Grade 5 student at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Oshawa swore an oath of office on October 20th before taking on the duties of his rank.
Classmates watched as Nicholas was escorted from school by DRP Constable Corey Walsh to assume his new role. Dressed in a custom-made uniform and police hat, Nicholas and his parents were driven to headquarters in a police vehicle for his official swearing in and oath of office.
Nicholas then headed to the Police Learning Centre where he learned about officer training. After he had his fingerprints taken by the Forensic Identification Unit, Nicholas got to have the experience of a lifetime – taking a ride in Air 1 to his school and waving to his classmates from high in the air.
The Durham Regional Police Service would like to thank Nicholas the outstanding job his did in his duties as Chief for a Day. He will also attend this Thursday’s Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night at Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility in Ajax, Ontario as a VIP guest of the Durham Regional Police Service.
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