About The Executive Command Team
Chief Eric Jolliffe, M.O.M., BA, MA, CMM III
Born and raised in York Region, Chief Eric Jolliffe began his career with the City of Edmonton Police Service in 1979. In 1981, Chief Jolliffe returned to York Region and joined York Regional Police. Over his 33 year career, Chief Jolliffe has served in a variety of functions including Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Planning Services, Project Management and Strategic Planning. In 1997, he was appointed Officer in Charge of #5 District in Markham where he was responsible for Field Operations, Criminal Investigations and Community Outreach. In December 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent. In October 2000, he was transferred to Support Services where he oversaw Tactical Support, Operational Support, Incident Response and the Courts. On December 16, 2002, he was appointed to Deputy Chief of Operations responsible for District Operations, Investigative Services, Support Services and Community Services. In 2005, he assumed the role of Deputy Chief of Administration responsible for Information Services, Financial Services, Staff Services, Community Services and the Courts. On December 13, 2010, he was appointed to Chief of Police.
Chief Jolliffe holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from York University. Is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and the FBI LEED Program from the United States Department of Justice in Quantico, Virginia. Eric is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Police Leadership Program, the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police and the Institute for Strategic International Studies. Chief Jolliffe has completed the Executive Development Course at the Canadian Police College, has completed the prerequisite courses to obtain a Diploma in Police Management Studies from the Canadian Police College/Ontario Police College and the University of Western Ontario. Chief Jolliffe also holds the designation of Certified Municipal Manager III with a Police Executive designation. In May of 2012 Chief Jolliffe received his Masters of Arts Degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University.
He is on the Board of Directors for St. Andrew’s College and the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation. The Chief is active in the community and is proud of the partnerships he has developed with the various diverse communities in this Region. He is the only Canadian police officer to have been received the Arthur J. Barnett “Planner of the Year” Award in 1996 by the International Association of Law Enforcement Planners.
Chief Jolliffe has received the Police Exemplary Service Medal and 30 Year Bar and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to our citizens, community and country. In May of 2007, the Governor General of Canada presented the Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces medal to Chief Jolliffe, recognizing commitment to this country and to honour a career of exceptional service within policing in Canada.
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Deputy Chief Bruce Herridge, M.O.M., MBA, CMM III
Deputy Chief Bruce Herridge is in his 40th year of policing having served with York Regional Police since 1982. Since joining the organization he has worked in frontline policing, Planning and Research, Internal Audits, Information Services and Operations. He has had extensive experience in implementing automated systems, emergency communications and collaborative public safety response logistics. As the Deputy Chief in charge of the Operations Branch he oversees all police operations, Investigative and Support Services.
In May of 2007, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, the Governor General of Canada presented the Member of Merit medal to Deputy Chief Herridge. This prestigious award recognizes conspicuous merit and exceptional service within policing in Canada.
Deputy Chief Herridge is a co-chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Organized Crime Committee and participates as a member of the National Coordinating Committee on Organized Crime. He is also vice president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and a member of the advisory boards for the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement, the Canadian Police Knowledge Network and the Ontario Police College - Leadership Advisory Committee.
Deputy Chief Herridge holds a masters degree in business administration, a bachelor of arts honours degree in criminology and a certificate in law enforcement administration from the University of Toronto. He has completed the Senior Management Institute for Police program at Boston University and the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Program. Deputy Chief Herridge coordinates the Police Leadership Program which is a joint venture of the O.A.C.P. and the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto developed for senior police leaders.
Deputy Chief Herridge is also involved in the community. He is currently the chairman of the Southlake Regional Health Centre Board of Directors. Deputy Chief Herridge is a past chair of the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation as well as the University of Toronto, Faculty of Management Alumni Association, and he is a past vice-chairman of the York Region Children’s Aid Society. He supports Special Olympics, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York Region and was the co-chair of the Region of York 2009 and 2010 United Way campaigns. In his spare time he participates in hockey, baseball, golf and recreational running.
Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique, MA, CMM III
Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique has been a member of York Regional Police since 1990. Before being named deputy chief, he was the officer in charge of Staff Services, which includes Recruiting, Training, Professional Development and Human Resources.
Prior to being the superintendent of Staff Services, he was a Special Investigation Unit liaison officer and the officer in charge of the Organized Crime Bureau, which included the Intelligence Unit, the Special Services Unit and the Drugs and Vice Enforcement Unit. As the officer in charge of the Organized Crime Bureau, Deputy Chief Carrique was a member of the Joint Management Teams for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Combined Forces Special Enforcement and Integrated National Security Enforcement units, the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Section, the Asian Organized Crime Task Force and the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force.
He was previously assigned to Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Investigative Services, Traffic, Marine, Public Order and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services - Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario.
The deputy chief earned a certificate in terrorism studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is a graduate of the National Policing Improvement Agency’s International Commanders’ Program in the United Kingdom and the United States Department of Justice Drug Unit Commanders’ Academy. He also holds a masters degree in leadership and training, with a specialty in justice and public safety from Royal Roads University. He also received a chartered management designation from the Chartered Management Institute in the United Kingdom and has a certified municipal manager police executive designation from the Ontario Municipal Management Institute and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.
A gold medalist at the Canadian Police Olympics, Deputy Chief Carrique is also a recipient of the Ontario Premier’s Award of Excellence for Fighting Crime and the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Terry Ryan Memorial Award for Excellence in Policing Services.
Deputy Chief Carrique championed the York Region Methamphetamine Strategy, which was awarded the 2007 Kaiser Foundation National Award of Excellence in Mental Health & Substance Abuse Programming, and he co-developed the York Region Community Guns, Gangs and Youth Violence Strategy, which received the prestigious International Association of Chiefs of Police Webber Seavy Award for Quality in Law Enforcement. Most recently, he was appointed to the board of governors at Seneca College.