Saint John police name ‘chief for a day’

A Saint John boy is about to be the envy of some of his classmates.

Robert Bruce, chief of the Saint John Police Force, announced Friday that six-year-old Sawyer Toews won the force’s chief for a day contest. Students aged five to 12 from across the city applied to the contest.

The force said Toews likes pretending to be a police officer and he is often found serving the community, like plowing his neighbour’s driveway in the winter, helping his nanny when she needs him and watching out for suspicious activity.

“Sawyer’s actions demonstrate the values that are essential to be a model police officer,” said Bruce.

“The manner in which he serves and protects his community is commendable. Sawyer is an example for all of us.”

In winning the contest, Toews will spend the day at Saint John Police Headquarters and check out what police say are “some really cool things.”

“A great day has been planned for our new chief,” the force said.

Police say they are proud to serve under Chief Toews when he visits Peel Plaza next month.

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