Head of Criminal Justice Admin Department
Chief Superintendent Rob Odell, Head of SYP’s Criminal Justice Admin Department, joined SYP in 1993 after working in a sales, marketing and production environment after graduatingfrom Birmingham University in Geology.
Chief Supt Odell started his police career in Doncaster moving on to Rotherham as a sergeant. He then worked at Barnsley as a duty group Inspector and was seconded to the Home Office working as an advisor to the team directing police reform.
When he returned to SYP he worked at Community Safety working on the roll out of neighbourhood policing, inception of the PCSO role and recruitment of current numbers, expansion and development of the Special Constabulary, crime reduction policy force-wide.
He became Head of South Yorkshire Police’s Communications Department, which covered contact management for the Force, dispatch, crime recording, PNC and Disclosure issues. He also became the lead for operational and contingency planning for the Force.
He is a public order bronze and silver commander, critical incident commander, CBRN silver commander, accredited firearms silver including specialist tactics and a resolution officer.