Students win essay contest, become police chiefs for a day in Clovis

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The city of Clovis saw several new police chiefs jump up in the ranks on Friday. (KFSN)

The city of Clovis saw several new police chiefs jump up in the ranks on Friday. Thirteen elementary school students from Clovis schools won an essay contest on how -- if they were police chief -- they could make the community a safer and better place for students.

The winners spent the day with law enforcement. The pint-sized chiefs tried on bomb squad gear, learned about proper procedures, and got an up-close look at a bomb disposal robot. They say the experience has taught them more about the dangers and importance of the job.

"I never realized how hard they work to keep us safe, and maybe I'm thinking about doing this job when I grow up," said Japnoor Kaur.

"I knew they worked hard; I just didn't know they had to do so many things to keep everyone safe," said Chelsea Melpaya.

"It's more about helping the community and making this a better place for people to live," said Shyan Cash.

This is the fifth year the Clovis Police Department has held the "Chief for a Day" contest.
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