Anthony Odoardi, Deputy Chief, Peel Regional Police, began his career in 1995 with the Halton Regional Police (HRP) where he worked in all aspects of Operations and Administration. At the rank of Superintendent with HRP, Anthony led a number of strategic and innovative police initiatives, including the Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN). Anthony also provided oversight for special projects including enhancing police response and services for sexual assault survivors and implementation of electronic notes integration for front line officers. In 2015, Anthony served as a Security Commander for the Pan AM Games and currently sits on the Board of Directors for RADIUS Child and Youth Services.
In June 2020, Anthony was hired as Deputy Chief with Peel Regional Police, Commanding Officer of Innovation and Technology directly affecting over 3000 PRP members. Anthony hit the ground running initiating PRP’s Digital Officer Transformation Program with a vision of becoming one of North America’s most progressive and innovative police services. Anthony implemented PRP’s first ever I.T. Strategic Roadmap with the Public Safety Broadband Network as a core foundational element of the strategy and also serves as the Managing Director of the PSBN Innovation Alliance (PIA). The PIA aims to provide advocacy and governance structure for a reliable, cost effective and cyber-secure data communication network to all first responders and critical infrastructure partners in Ontario and across Canada. More recently, Deputy Chief Odoardi was named as Chair of the Ontario Association Chiefs of Police (OACP) Interagency Advisory Panel (IAP) for NG-911 implementation recommendations to the Ontario Government. Deputy Chief Odoardi current serves as the Executive Sponsor of the PRP / OHRC Human Rights project aimed at identifying and eliminating system discrimination in policing.