Peter Shadgett worked for the Ontario Provincial Police for over thirty years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Trent University; a Master of Arts in Criminology from the University of Toronto; and a Master’s Certificate in Public Administration from the Schulich School of Business (York University).
Over the years Peter has worked in the following areas: uniform patrol in major municipal policing contract location, intelligence analysis in Intelligence Bureau, Field Coordination Branch at General Headquarters, major fraud investigation in OPP Anti-Rackets Branch. He spent five years at the Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (firearms trafficking), and five years as major case management leading the investigation of major crimes such as homicide, conspiracy to commit murder, and kidnapping in OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).
After his time in CIB Peter worked in the following command positions: Deputy Director, OPP Intelligence Bureau responsible for Anti-Terrorism, Hate Crime / Extremism, Casino and Deployed Field Intelligence, Witness Protection, as well as Strategic and Tactical Analysis; Commander of the Provincial Organized Crime Enforcement Team; Director OPP Anti-Rackets Branch, Deputy Director of OPP Criminal Investigation Services, Director Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario; Bureau Commander of the Ontario Provincial Police Professional Standards Bureau.
In June 2012 Peter was appointed Bureau Commander of the Ontario Provincial Police Investigation and Support Bureau. In that role he provided senior executive leadership in the provision of OPP specialized criminal investigations and support services; directs the operations of Criminal Investigation Services (CIS), Behavioural, Forensic and Electronic Services, and Administration Services through Intelligence-Led Policing.
In June 2014 Peter was appointed the Bureau Commander of the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, where he provided senior executive leadership and expertise in the provision of organized crime investigation and enforcement in line with an intelligence-led policing philosophy to the OPP and policing partners; directs and oversees efficient and effective bureau operations; represents the OPP as the executive crime management expert, provincially, nationally and internationally. He also participated as a member of the executive team in OPP business planning and strategic and operational planning for Investigations / Organized Crime Command.
In December 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to policing.
He is currently an adjunct faculty member with several learning institutions (including Loyalist College, Wilfred Laurier University, Georgian College, and Canadore College).