Chief's Biography

Chief Nishan Duraiappah

Chief Nishan Duraiappah

Chief Nishan Duraiappah was born in Sri Lanka, and immigrated to Canada. Chief Duraiappah began his career with Halton Police in December 1995. He served in a variety of assignments throughout his career including front line policing, specialized investigations and Diversity and Community relations. He was promoted to Deputy Chief of Halton Police in 2015 leading front line policing, community mobilization as well as innovation and technology.

In October 2019, Chief Duraiappah was appointed Chief of Peel Regional Police. Chief Duraiappah arrived with a mandate for change and the strategic goal of becoming the most progressive police service in Canada. Amidst the first year of his command, Peel Regional Police championed:

- The creation of its first-ever community-embedded Intimate and Partner Violence Unit to respond to the growing needs in our Region.

- A re-emphasis on front line policing.

- A road map for Innovation and Technology, as well as a Digital Officer Transformation plan to better equip officers to serve the community.

- The adoption of the Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) framework and establishment of a CSWB Bureau to modernize traditional community policing.

Chief Duraiappah is committed to the safety and well-being of the community he serves, with one of the primary focuses being mental health and seeking multi-sectoral collaborative partnerships to reduce risk in the community.

Chief Duraiappah is heavily involved in the community. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Toronto, and a Diploma of Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario. Chief Duraiappah serves as Vice President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Board of Directors. He is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and is an Officer of the Order of Merit Canada.

 

Deputy Chiefs

Deputy Chief Marc Andrews

Deputy Chief Marc Andrews

Deputy Chief Marc Andrews

Deputy Chief Marc Andrews is a long-time resident of Brampton who grew up in, and attended high school in Mississauga. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has a Master's of Business Administration degree from the University of Athabasca.

Prior to joining Peel Regional Police in 1990, Deputy Chief Andrews was a commissioned officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. He served with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry for five years, during which time he was involved in numerous operations and completed a United Nations Peacekeeping Tour in Cyprus.

Deputy Chief Andrews began his career as a Constable at 12 Division in Uniform Patrol and was subsequently assigned to the Morality Bureau. In 1998, he transferred to the Homicide Bureau, where he received his first promotion to Detective. While assigned to Homicide, he was the primary investigator on a number of high profile investigations.

In September 2003, Deputy Chief Andrews was promoted to Staff Sergeant and subsequently held posts in a variety of areas within the organization including; Radio Operations, Field Operations, 21 Division and the Airport Division, before being promoted to Inspector and being assigned to the Duty Inspectors Office. In December 2011, he was assigned to 21 Division as the Uniform Inspector before being promoted to Superintendent and transferred to 11 Division, in May of 2013. In 2015, he was assigned to Corporate Development where he oversaw significant changes to the uniform recruiting and training processes.

Since September 2013, Deputy Chief Andrews has been an aide-de-camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving under the Honourable David Onley and the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Deputy Chief Andrews is also a Member of the Order of Merit Canada.

On March 27, 2018, Marc Andrews was appointed Deputy Chief of Police.

 

Deputy Chief Randy Patrick

Deputy Chief Randy Patrick

Deputy Chief Randy Patrick

Deputy Chief Randy Patrick began his career as a Police Constable with the Peel Regional Police in 1980. His initial posting was to 21 Division where he gained experience in Uniform Patrol, the Youth Bureau, Criminal Investigation Bureau, and as the Officer In Charge of the 21 Division Break and Enter Unit. During that time he was recognized as Police Officer of the year in 1989, promoted to Detective in July of 1991 and then Staff Sergeant in July of 1996. During his time as a Staff Sergeant, he held positions in many units until being promoted to the rank of Inspector in July of 2003. In November of 2011 he was promoted to Staff Superintendent.

In 2008 he received the Knights of Columbus Humanitarian Award and in 2016 was appointed the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Deputy Chief Patrick has a Certificate in Administration from Dalhousie University and is a graduate of the Institute for Strategic International Studies.

Deputy Chief Patrick continues to represent Peel Regional Police on the OACP, Common Police Environment Group Committee and the CACP, Human Resources and Learning Committee and the Information, Communication and Technology Committee.

On May 29, 2020, Randy Patrick was sworn in as Deputy Chief of Police.

 

Deputy Chief Anthony Odoardi

Deputy Chief Anthony Odoardi

Deputy Chief Odoardi

Deputy Chief Anthony Odoardi began his career in 1995 with Halton Regional Police where he worked in all aspects of Operations and Administration.  At the rank of Superintendent, 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 May 2020, Anthony was appointed Deputy Chief with Peel Regional Police, and is responsible for Innovation and Technology Command.  Deputy Chief Odoardi hit the ground running by initiating PRP’s Digital Officer Transformation Program with a vision of becoming one of North America’s most progressive and innovative police services through improving the tools and supports available for over 3000 PRP employees.  Anthony implemented PRP’s first ever I.T. Strategic Roadmap and Frontline Mobile Strategy. 

 

Deputy Chief Odoardi also serves as the Managing Director of the PSBN Innovation Alliance (PIA). The PIA aims to provide 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 Interagency Advisory Panel for Next Generation-911. 

 

Deputy Chief Odoardi also current serves as the Executive Sponsor of the PRP / OHRC Human Rights project aimed at identifying and eliminating system discrimination in policing.    

Deputy Chief Nick Milinovich

Deputy Chief Nick Milinovich

Deputy Chief Nick MilinovichDeputy Chief Nick Milinovich began his career in 2000 and progressed through the organization and achieved the rank of Superintendent. He has worked in a variety of roles at Halton Regional Police, including Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and the Drug and Morality Unit. Deputy Chief Milinovich has been the commander of units such as Community Mobilization Bureau, Organizational Wellness and Human Resources. He has led initiatives in service innovation, risk mitigation, and enhanced responses to mental health crisis and addictions. He has also been one of the leaders in developing the province's first community safety and well-being plans and is a graduate of the Police Leadership Program at Rotman School of Management.

On May 29, 2020, Nick Milinovich was sworn in as Deputy Chief of Police.

Associate Administrator

Beverly Mullins

Beverly MullinsBev Mullins has been an employee of Peel Regional Police since 1992.  She is currently the Associate Administrator in Corporate Support Services. She previously held the positions of Director, Finance and Planning; Manager, Business Planning and Analysis; Administrator, Business Programs; and Senior Financial Analyst within the Organization.

Bev obtained her Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, CMA).  In 2006, she completed the Police Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and in 2011, was awarded the Certified Municipal Manager level III Police Executive accreditation.  In 2017, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.

Bev chairs Peel Regional Police's Strategic Planning Committee and is a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP).

Legal Counsel

Sharon Wilmot

Sharon WilmotSharon Wilmot was called to the bar in 2008. Since 2017, she has been part of our organization as Executive Administration, Legal Services. She has experience in all legal aspects of policing including issues relating to privacy and privilege, Charter issues, matters relating to the Police Services Act and general risk management of public complaints and civil litigation. Sharon looks forward to continuing her work with Peel Regional Police.

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