Police welcome new deputy chief

York Regional Police’s newest deputy chief brings more than 30 years of operational and strategic experience to his new position, including work with the intelligence bureau and provincial weapons enforcement.

Deputy Chief Robertson Rouse, who was sworn in on Sept. 26, launched his career with YRP in 1987. He also served as the officer in charge of the Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Bureaus. He was an inspector assigned to #5 District headquarters in Markham, where he served as officer in charge after being promoted in 2008 to superintendent.

Rouse is the recipient the Human Rights and Race Relations Centre Gold Medal award for outstanding contributions to the promotion of race relations. His professional leadership training includes the Police Leadership program at the Rotman School of Management, the International Commanders Program in the U.K. and the Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, Mass.

Most recently, Rouse was the officer in charge of Staff Services, which includes the Human Resources, Member Support, Employee Relations and Psychological Services Bureau. He has assumed command of the Administrative Branch of YRP, which includes staff, infrastructure and financial services as well as corporate development.

Rouse joins a command team that includes Chief Eric Jolliffe and Deputy Chiefs Tom Carrique and André Crawford. “We are looking forward to working with Deputy Rouse as we continue to build a strong, efficient and effective organization that is recognized nationally for our competence, leadership and professionalism,” said Jolliffe.


Pictured: Deputy Chief Robertson Rouse

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