Episode 041 – Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique

Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique, MOM, MA, CMM III

Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique has been a member of York Regional Police since 1990. He is currently the Deputy Chief of Operations and previously served as Deputy Chief of Administration. 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 Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement.

Deputy Chief Carrique serves as a member of Board of Governors at Seneca College and on the Board of Directors for St. John AmbulanceYork Region Branch.

Deputy Chief Carrique has received the Police Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2013, the Governor General of Canada presented the Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces medal to Deputy Chief Carrique.



Thomas Carrique, Deputy Chief of Operations, York Regional Police

Carrique Arm damage (2)

As a Constable, Tom’s arm was injured during an arrest.

Alicia Ross (2)

Inspector Tom Carrique and Chief Armand La Barge speak to the press about an ongoing murder investigation.

Supts Kerrigan_Carrique_Memorial

Superintendent Tom Carrique forms up beside his good friend Superintendent Eugene Kerrigan on the annual Ontario Police Memorial parade.

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama visits York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe and Deputy Chief Tom Carrique.


Deputy Carrique launches the annual Project ERASE counter street racing initiative for 2014 at Buttonville Municipal Airport.

Order of Merit of the Police Forces

Deputy Chief Carrique receives his Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces from the the Governor General of Canada in May, 2013.


Tom presents his son, new Auxiliary Police officer, Daniel Carrique, with his Auxiliary Officer badge and ID with South Simcoe Police Chief Rick Beazley.  Tom and his son then pose with Bevan Carrique, Tom’s father.

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