Peter Ready has been a peace officer employed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
(RCMP) since 1986. Early service saw assignments as an investigator in federal enforcement programs, working predominantly drug enforcement, uniform airport policing, Immigration Task Force (fugitive removal orders) and other specialized units. Concurrent with those jobs, he was a member of the RCMP “O” Division (Ontario) Emergency Response Team for over 12 years and functioned in roles on the assaulter and sniper teams and team leader.
For almost that last 20 years he has been posted within financial crime enforcement in various capacities, including: investigator, team leader, and team commander for anti-money laundering (AML) and integrated proceeds of crime (POC) investigative teams. He is currently program advisor for Greater Toronto Area Financial Crime and responsible for the development of skills and knowledge necessary for program members to effectively combat money laundering and proceeds of crime offences.
He is part of a cadre of RCMP officers within the expert witness program. Members of that program are subject matter specialists who, if court permits, provide expert witness evidence. Such sub-specialization is limited in scope and will relate to specific methods of laundering proceeds of crime, such as: money laundering techniques, currency seizures involving criminal bundling of bulk cash and concealment methods, the use of nominees for asset acquisition, co-mingling of illicit assets within business enterprise, etc…
He has co-developed, lectured, and facilitated proceeds of crime courses in Panama City, Panama and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Bogota, Colombia, New York City, NY.
He is a married father with two daughters and a dog.