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Chief for a Day 2024

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Calling all Grade 5 students:

Be the York Regional Police Chief for a Day

If you are a Grade 5 student in York Region who is passionate about making a positive change in your community, this is the contest for you.

All you have to do is write a 300 to 400-word essay telling us, as chief of police, what Deeds Speak means to you.

The winner will receive their very own custom-made Chief of Police uniform, tour our training facility and meet with members of our Air Support, Emergency Response and Canine units.

The York Regional Police Chief for a Day essay contest is kindly sponsored by Scotiabank.

To enter, submit your essay to by March 13, 2024. Ten students will be selected to present their essay to a panel of judges.

Contest rules

To enter, you must be a Grade 5 student who attends school in York Region.

The winner of the Chief for a Day essay contest must be available on the following dates:

  • March 20 for the speech contest
  • March 22 for the uniform fitting
  • April 23 to perform duties as Police Chief for a Day
  • May 9 to present at the Police Appreciation Night dinner