Grade 5 students across the municipality were asked to write an essay on why they would make a good chief, in conjunction with the Values, Peers and Influences program (VIP) program offered to students by the police service each year. Winners Selena Wall, left, from Dresden Area Central School and Haley Mailloux, right, from Ecole St. Francis in Tilbury wrote the winning essays and got to spend the day at police headquarters, checking out the inner workings of a police station.
This is one of two winning entries in the Chatham-Kent Police Service essay contest “If I was police chief for a day.”
Selena Wall, Gr. 5, Dresden Area Central School
If I were Chief of Police of the Chatham-Kent Police Service for a day I would make sure that everyone follows the traffic rules. I would go to the radio station and tell the children to be safe and look both ways before you cross the street. I would also make a lunch gathering.
I would make sure that everyone follows the traffic rules by stopping when the street lights are red, and going when the street lights are green, and slowing down when the street lights are yellow. I would also make sure that the streetlights are working by making sure that the lights are changing at all times.
I would go to the radio station studio and tell the children to be safe on the streets and look both ways before they cross the streets by telling all of the children when I would go to schools and tell them to be safe on the streets and be careful when they are near or on the streets.
I would make a lunch gathering so we can talk about different ways on how to be safe in the community. We would brainstorm how you could be safe in the community and I would also talk to the other members of the community.
I would be a good chief of Chatham Kent because I can help a lot of the community to keep the community safe. That is why I think you should choose me for chief of Chatham Kent.