Anita joined the RCMP in 1998. She held a variety of posts, including being part of the Border Integrity Team, the Integrated Gang Task Force, 6 years with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) – Organized Crime section and 4 years with the provincial Major Crime Section. In 2016, Anita was commissioned to the Inspector rank where she oversaw the Real Time Intelligence Centre-BC, and in 2018 to the rank of Superintendent as the RCMP Division Intelligence Officer. In October 2020, Anita was seconded to the Metro Vancouver Transit Police (MVTP). In November 2021, Anita retired from the RCMP and MVTP welcomed her as the first female Deputy since launching as an agency in 2005.