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Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique, M.O.M., MA, CMM III

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Currently the Deputy Chief of Operations, Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique began his York Regional Police career 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 the Administration Branch.

Before joining the Executive Command Team as the Deputy Chief of Administration in 2011, Deputy Chief Carrique served as Superintendent-in-charge of Staff Services. He also served as the officer-in-charge of the Organized Crime Bureau, and as Special Investigation Unit liaison officer.

Deputy Chief Carrique 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 in the United Kingdom 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 received a Certified Municipal Manager III Police Executive designation and a Chartered Management designation from the Chartered Management Institute in the United Kingdom.

A gold medalist at the Canadian Police Olympics, Deputy Chief Carrique is a proud member of the Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember Team.

He served for six years as a Governor on the Seneca College Board of Governors and is currently the Vice Chair of the St. John Ambulance - York Region Branch and its Community Services Committee Chair.

Deputy Carrique is the co-chair of the Canadian Association Chiefs of Police Organized Crime Committee and a member of the Governing Body of Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario.

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. He has also been appointed by the Governor General of Canada as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces and a Member (SBStJ) of the Order of St. John.