Chief for a Day - 2018

Officer Chris White, Chief Julia, Chief Elwin, Deputy Chief EastmanThe City of Mill Creek has another police chief – sort of.

The Mill Creek Police Department recently selected Julia McCauley, a second grader at Mill Creek Elementary, as its honorary Chief for A Day. Chief Greg Elwin and members of the Mill Creek Police Department visited Julia’s class to announce her appointment and award her with her badge.

“I'm super excited to share this opportunity with Julia and I can't wait to have her help me lead the Police Department,” said Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin.

Chief for a Day is a statewide program hosted bi-annually by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and celebrates the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition. The mission is to provide these children with a day of fun that does not focus on their illness.

This is Mill Creek’s first year to participate in Chief for a Day and McCauley, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, will be making ceremonial appearances in the community throughout the next several months. Her appearances will include the City’s Eggstravaganza event, a City Council meeting, Memorial Day festivities, National Night Out, and the 2018 Chief for a Day Celebration to be held at the Washington State Police Academy on Aug. 16, along with other “Chiefs” and “Sheriffs” from around Washington State.

“This is a great opportunity for the Police department to be involved in another aspect of community engagement, taking part in an awesome program that recognizes one of our kids and gives everyone a chance to recharge their positive batteries,” Elwin said.

McCauley is a resident of Mill Creek’s Cottonwood neighborhood, where she resides with her mother and father, Ilona and Micah, and older sister Alexa.

Being Named Chief
Chief Greg Elwin lets Julia know she was selected as Chief for a Day

The Chief for a day with her family and the Police Chief

An image with Mill Creek Police Officers

Chief Julia, Chief Elwin and the City Council





Driving the Chief around at Eggstravaganza



​​Memorial Day

Julia with Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin

Laying flowers at the Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony

Chief Julia in the Memorial Day  Parade