Command Officers' biographies

Michael Federico

Deputy Chief

Operational Support Command

Deputy Chief Federico has served 38 years with the Toronto Police Service and is currently in charge of Operational Support Command.

Prior to his promotion, he held the rank of Staff Superintendent in charge of Professional Standards, overseeing 14 units and sub-units that focused on risk management and conduct investigations.  Before that, he was the Staff Superintendent in charge of Staff Planning and Community Mobilization, overseeing recruitment, training, staff development, staff deployment, diversity management and the community mobilization programs of the Service.  He was also in charge of Central Field Command, which consists of nine police Divisions and over 2,000 members, providing a full range of policing services to Toronto’s central downtown district. He has previously commanded uniform and investigative units and has served as the senior investigative advisor to the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services (OCCPS), the government agency responsible for police oversight in the province of Ontario.

In addition to his regular police duties, he is the vice chair of the National Joint Committee of Senior Justice Officials (NJC), who are dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the criminal justice system.  He is the president of the board of directors of the Vitanova Foundation, a community-based, substance-abuse treatment centre, and the Service’s champion of the Canadian Cancer Society - Cops for Cancer.  He is also a past president of the Toronto Police Service Senior Officers’ Association.

Deputy Chief Federico holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management - Police Leadership Program, and the Executive Development Course and the Senior Police Administration Course of the Canadian Police College.  He also holds a Certificate of Management from the University of Virginia and he is a recipient of the Vice Provost Award for Academic Excellence from the University of Guelph-Humber.  He is also a faculty scholar of the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto.

Deputy Chief Federico is a Member of the Order of Merit of Canada and a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal.