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  DRP Appoints a New Chief

Oct 01, 2012 11:09 ET

Ten-year-old Kathleen Gale of Oshawa has been chosen as this year’s Police Chief for a Day after a volunteer committee selected her winning essay at a contest held on Sep. 27.

Kathleen is a Grade 5 student from John XX111 Catholic School in Oshawa. She will be picked up from her school in a police cruiser and sworn in as Chief for a Day on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at police headquarters in Whitby at 9:30 a.m. Her ceremonial duties will include a tour of the building and then she will head out to visit the Forensic Identification Unit and Police Learning Centre before she takes to the sky in Air 1.

Kathleen will receive a Durham Regional Police Chief’s uniform and a gift pack from the police service. On October 18, 2012 Kathleen will attend the 10th annual Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night (PADAN), at Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Hall in Ajax, where she will read her winning essay.

Members of the Media are invited to attend Headquarters on October 16, 2012 to cover Chief for a Day activities.

Below are attached files.
kathleen thumb (JPG file, 22.0K bytes)
Deputy Chief Scott Burns attended John XX111 to make the big announcement (JPG file, 123.5K bytes)
Kathleen took the opportunity to say thanks (JPG file, 91.4K bytes)
Sgt. Iheme, Deputy Chief Burn and Cst. Wilson join Kathleen, her parents and her sisters (JPG file, 121.4K bytes)