Police Officer for the Day

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 11:20 a.m. July 18, 2017

Avery Wensley aspires to be a police officer. But as an elementary school student she hasn't had much experience.

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CPLC member Peter Themeliopoulos, Staff Sergeant George Mullin, Avery Wensley, Constable Francis Yung and Principal Corrine Promislow

As the winner of a writing competition for Grade Five students at R.H McGregor Elementary School, she got the opportunity to be an officer for the day at 54 Division.

“Police officers get to help people and that’s what I want to do when I get older,” said Wensley, who was presented with a memo book and police hat on June 15 before touring several units, including canine and mounted.

Staff Sergeant George Mullin said Wensley’s essay stood out.

“She was very clear in what she wanted to say and her writing style is impressive,” he said. 

Principal Corrine Promislow was extremely proud of her student.

“Avery works hard in all areas of the school,” she said. “We are so happy for her and what she has been able to accomplish.”

The 54 Division Community Policing Liaison Committee (CPLC) organized the writing competition.

“This is something that we are looking to expand to other primary schools in the division,” said CPLC volunteer Peter Themeliopoulos.

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