Akiva Geller has a bachelor's degree in criminology from Carleton University. He served in the Canadian Forces Reserve for 16 years, finishing his career as a Sergeant with the Reserve Military Police. Akiva deployed to Afghanistan in 2008-2009 where he was part of a team that mentored the Afghan Uniformed Police in the Panjwai region of Kandahar. In 2011, Akiva joined the Ottawa Police Service, spending much of his early career policing in Byward Market. He is now a Detective Constable in the Ottawa Police's Central District Investigations Section where he investigates various crimes in the Ottawa's city core.