Nine-year old Mackenzie Jessup has been chosen as this years Police Chief for a Day after a volunteer committee selected her winning essay at a contest held on September 27.
Mackenzie is a Grade 5 student from Meadowcrest Public School in Brooklin. She will be celebrating her 10th birthday in a big way this year when she is picked up from her school in a police cruiser and sworn in as Chief for a Day on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. After her ceremony at police headquarters, her duties will include a tour of the building and visits to the Forensic Identification Unit, and Police Education and Innovation Centre before she takes to the sky in Air1.
Mackenzie will receive a Durham Regional Police Chiefs uniform and a gift pack from the police service. On October 17, 2013 Mackenzie will attend the 11th 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 15, 2013 to cover Chief for a Day activities. A full itinerary will be released when finalized.
Congratulations Chief Mackenzie!
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Chief Ewles congratulates Mackenzie at her school assembly (JPG file, 222.7K bytes)
Sgt. Iheme, Chief Ewles and Cst. Wilson with our new Chief (JPG file, 237.6K bytes)
Cst. Wilson takes Mackenzie to get fitted for her new uniform (JPG file, 295.9K bytes)