Ten-year-old Luke Stichhaller was picked up at his school, Dr. Roberta Bondar in Ajax and escorted to Regional Headquarters Monday morning where a Change of Command ceremony took place and he was sworn in as Durham Regional Police Chief for a Day.
Luke had a busy day as he visited various police units, including the K-9 Unit, the Police Learning Centre for a defensive tactics demonstration, and a ride over his school in the police helicopter Air1.
Chief Stichhaller then presented his essay to the Durham District School Board at its meeting Monday night and was warmly received by teachers, students and trustees. He will be reading his essay to a sold-out crowd of over 600 people this Thursday night during the 7th Annual Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night in Ajax.
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Leaving School In Style (JPG file, 146.5K bytes)
Reading Oath of Office With Chief Ewles (JPG file, 178.5K bytes)
Enjoying His New Office (JPG file, 116.6K bytes)
DDSB Chair Larry Jacula, Chief Stichhaller, Chief Ewles (JPG file, 190.4K bytes)