Deputy Chief Roger Wilkie began his career with the Halton Regional Police Service in 1996 and currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Regional Operations. Throughout his career he has served in uniform operations in Milton, Halton Hills, Burlington and Oakville. He has also worked in the Drug Unit, Mobile Surveillance Unit, Homicide Unit, Criminal Investigations Bureau, Domestic Violence Unit and as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief.
He has also led several areas as the Operations Commander for Milton and Halton Hills, District Commander for Oakville, Critical Incident Commander for major public safety incidents and recently as the Commander of Emergency Services, Training and Human Resource Services.
Deputy Chief Wilkie believes that community safety and well-being is a shared responsibility and is committed to mobilizing and engaging the community and key stakeholders to ensure that the Halton Region is as safe tomorrow as it is today. He believes in the importance of collaborative and coordinated service delivery and was instrumental in the development of the Halton Region’s Situation Table Strategy and Community Safety and Well-being Plan.
Deputy Chief Wilkie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Criminology from Brock University and is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Program from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
As a proud resident of the Halton Region, Deputy Chief Wilkie is committed to his community through various volunteer activities. Over the years he has sat on a number of victim-based committees to enhance service delivery and he currently volunteers as the Chair of the Executive Board of Directors for the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK).
Since his promotion in 2018, Deputy Chief Wilkie is responsible for the following areas of the Service: