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Commissioner for a day winners treated with tour, office work and lunch

Nine students were given a taste of life in uniform after being appointed Police Commissioner — for one day.

The group, from various schools across the Island, submitted winning entries to the annual creative artwork and short essay competition held by the Bermuda Police Service.

This year's Police Week theme is ‘Building Community Confidence Through Engagement'.

Primary School students were asked to produce police-related artwork, while middle and senior schools students were asked to write a short essay.

The short essay topic for middle school students was ‘If I were Commissioner I would ...”, while senior school students were asked the question: “How can the Bermuda Police Service build partnerships within the community?”

A committee consisting of police personnel and radio personalities Kristy Burgess (Miss Thang) and Patrina O'Connor-Paynter (Power Girl) chose the winning entries.

As well as receiving iPad and iPod prizes, each student met Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva and his senior command team on Wednesday before being taken on a tour of police facilities and vehicles, including a ride on a police vessel.

The winning students and their families also enjoyed lunch with the Commissioner and senior command team.

Senior School winners:

Imani Smith, aged 15 — The Berkeley Institute. (iPad Mini)

Ciboney Swan, aged 17 — The Berkeley Institute. (iPod)

Farah Ming, aged 17 — The Berkeley Institute. (iPod)

Middle School winners:

Ayanna Weeks, aged 13 — Sandys Secondary Middle School. (iPad Mini)

Stefan Ackah Simons, aged 11 — Bermuda Institute. (iPod)

Sophia Tessitore, aged 12 — Dellwood Middle School. (iPod)

Primary School winners:

Allan Winters-Tait, aged 8 — West End Primary School. (iPod)

Elishae Smith, aged 9 — West Pembroke Primary School. (iPod)

Jada Davis, aged 8 — West Pembroke Primary School. (iPod).

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Published October 12, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 12, 2013 at 12:20 am)

Commissioner for a day winners treated with tour, office work and lunch

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