Through an Order-In-Council signed by cabinet, Ontario’s Government for the People announced the appointment of Thomas Carrique as the next Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.
Thomas Carrique currently serves as the Deputy Chief for the York Regional Police, where he has spent his entire 29-year career with the force. He has worked in a variety of fields, including Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Investigative Services, Traffic, Marine, Public Order and the Administration and Operations branches.
“We are very excited to announce Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique as the next Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police,” said Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Sylvia Jones. “Deputy Chief Carrique will help bring an outside vision to the OPP and work with talented officers and civilian staff to bring forward positive change.”
“Deputy Chief Carrique’s extensive experience is important as the OPP works to tackle challenging files, such as human trafficking and the ongoing fight against guns and gangs.”
“The Ontario Provincial Police has been without a permanent commissioner since November 2, 2018. The rank-and-file deserve certainty and clarity. Deputy Chief Carrique will be a strong voice for the front-line officers we all depend on to keep our communities safe.”
Deputy Chief Carrique will serve a three-year term. He will assume his post on April 8, 2019.