Appointed to deputy chief of administration in 2011 and then deputy chief of operations in 2014, Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique began his York Regional Police career more than two decades earlier in 1990. He has worked in a plethora of roles across the organization, including Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Investigative Services, Traffic, Marine, Public Order and was seconded to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Criminal Intelligence Services Ontario.
Before joining the Executive Command Team as the deputy chief of administration, Deputy Chief Carrique served as superintendent of Staff Services. He also spent time as officer-in-charge of the Organized Crime Bureau, and as Special Investigation Unit liaison officer.
The Deputy Chief holds a certificate in terrorism studies from Scotland’s University of St. Andrews in Scotland and is a graduate of the National Policing Improvement Agency’s International Commanders Program and the United States Department of Justice Drug Unit Commanders Academy. He earned a masters degree in leadership and training, with a specialty in justice and public safety, from Royal Roads University. He also earned a Certified Municipal Manager III police executive designation and received a chartered management designation from the Chartered Management Institute in the United Kingdom.
A gold medalist at the Canadian Police Olympics, Deputy Chief Carrique serves as the co-chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Organized Crime Committee, and he serves on the boards of directors at Seneca College and St. John Ambulance – York Region Branch.
He is the recipient of the Ontario Premier’s Award of Excellence for Fighting Crime, the Governor General’s Police Exemplary Service Medal and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2013, Deputy Chief Carrique was presented with the Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces medal by the Governor General of Canada, and on September 11, 2015, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, he was granted admission in the grade of Member in the Order of St. John by The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Prior of the Priory of Canada.