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  DRPS Names Our Chief for a Day!

Oct 01, 2018 10:42 ET

The Durham Regional Police Service would like to thank all contestants and school administrators for their participation in this year's Chief for a Day contest.

Ten-year old Olivia Baker has been chosen as this year's Annual Police Chief for a Day after a volunteer committee selected her winning essay at a contest held last Friday. Olivia is a Grade 5 student from C.E Broughton PS in Whitby. Chief Paul Martin attended her school today to surprise her with the news.

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Olivia will be picked up from her school in a police cruiser and sworn in as Chief for a Day. 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. Olivia will receive a Durham Regional Police Chief's uniform and a gift pack from the police service.

On October 25, 2018, Olivia will attend the 16th 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 23, 2018 to cover Chief for a Day activities. A full itinerary will be released when finalized.

Congratulations Chief Olivia!

Below are attached files.
Cst. Wilson, Chief Olivia and Chief Martin (JPG file, 2,546.5K bytes)
Chief Martin presents new Chief Olivia as her family and officers look on (JPG file, 2,478.5K bytes)
Chief Martin and Chief Olivia with DRPS officers (JPG file, 2,005.0K bytes)
Chief Olivia with her family  (JPG file, 3,147.9K bytes)