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 Ada Leahy 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.
Ada is a Grade 5 student from St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic School in Whitby and her essay included her wish to educate kids on bullying and internet safety. Chief Paul Martin attended her school today to surprise Ada with the news of her win.
On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Ada 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. Victoria will receive a Durham Regional Police Chief’s uniform and a gift pack from the police service.
On October 272, 2016, Ada will attend the 14th 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 25, 2016 to cover Chief for a Day activities. A full itinerary will be released when finalized.
Congratulations Chief Ada!