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Retired YRP chief takes on new role modernizing law enforcement

Retired chief Eric Jolliffe has taken on an advisory role at public safety software developer DMI
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Retired chief Eric Jolliffe is an advisor for Digital Mobility Inc. File photo/NewmarketToday

The retired chief of York Regional Police has found a new role as an advisor for a public safety software development company. 

Eric Jolliffe — who was chief in York Region for 10 years before retiring in 2020 — has joined Digital Mobility Inc. (DMI) as a senior advisor. He brings his more than 40 years of experience in policing to the role. 

“We are extremely privileged and honoured to have retired chief Jolliffe join our team. Chief Jolliffe has a wealth of experience in public safety and he understands the need for modernization within policing. Under his guidance DMI will be able to continue developing technology which will save time, money and will streamline the police administrative and investigative process by providing real-time access to intelligence," said Nadeem Basaria, director of DMI, in a news release.

The Toronto-based tech company develops software solutions for public safety agencies. This has included electronic notes, computer aided dispatch, and record management systems. 

In January of this year, York Regional Police chose to implement the company's Intelligent Mobile Patrol software that allowed officers to switch from paper-based to electronic note taking. 

Now Jolliffe will provide strategic support to DMI's law enforcement division. From his time at YRP, he has decades of experience in executive leadership, strategic management, and project coordination, the company said. 

Throughout his career in York Region he also received a number of accolades, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals, the Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Portraits of Giving, and a Character Community of York Region Lifetime Achievement Award, among others.