Our Chief for a Day Ada Leahy spent an exciting day visiting DRPS divisions and units as part of her duties October 25. After being picked up in a cruiser by Cst. Heather Wilson at St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic School in Whitby, Ada was taken to Regional Headquarters to swear her Oath of Office in front of her family and new employees.
Chief Ada was awarded the special honour after reading a compelling speech to a group of community judges on what she would do if she were the Chief of Durham Regional Police.
After the change of command ceremony with Chief Paul Martin, Chief Ada spent a busy day visiting Traffic Services, Communications/911, the new East Division and state of the art Forensic Investigative Services Unit, and the Police Education and Innovation Centre. She topped off her day off with a ride over her school in Air 1, where she had the opportunity to wave to all her friends.
Ada says she enjoyed all the units she visited and but really loved learning about Use of Force at the Police Education and Innovation Centre. The highlight of the day was definitely taking flight with her mom in Air1.
Chief Ada will complete her duties as she reads her essay to a crowd of 600 people on Oct. 27 during the 14th Annual Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night.
Congratulations on a job well done Chief Ada!
Chief at her new desk (JPG file, 6,118.2K bytes)
Taking her Oath of Office (JPG file, 1,539.9K bytes)
Visiting Traffic Services (JPG file, 2,466.2K bytes)
Learing about Communications 911 (JPG file, 1,778.3K bytes)
Taking a tour of East Division (JPG file, 1,419.5K bytes)
Visiting Forensic Ident (JPG file, 1,600.0K bytes)
Use of Force Training at the PEIC (JPG file, 1,983.2K bytes)
Working on the bag (JPG file, 1,810.7K bytes)
Getting set for take off (JPG file, 1,784.4K bytes)