Grade 5 student Serena S. is YRP Chief for a Day!

York Regional Police is proud to announce that Grade 5 student Serena Francesca Saltarelli, from St. Cecilia Catholic Elementary School in Vaughan, is the winner of the annual Chief-for-a-Day Contest.

Serena delivered her winning essay before a panel of judges on Tuesday, March 9, 2015. This year’s topic was: The Community Safety Village is an educational facility where children learn fire, traffic, Internet and personal safety lessons, as well as lessons on positive lifestyle choices. Why do you feel it is important for you to learn safety lessons at a young age from members of York Regional Police?

This morning, Serena took the Oath of Office at York Regional Police Headquarters in Aurora.

Serena is sporting a specially-made chief of police uniform. While she is in command, she will be escorted to a variety of activities within York Regional Police, including a tour of the Community Safety Village, Air2 and a tour of the ERU and Canine Unit.

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Serena will present her essay to more than 1,000 guests at the 23rd Annual Police Appreciation Night.

The Chief-for-a-Day Contest is sponsored by the York Regional Police Appreciation Night committee, the Richmond Hill and Markham Chinese Business Association and Shanahan Ford of Newmarket.

Serena, the York Catholic District School Board is so proud of you!