Command Officers' biographies

Michael Federico

Deputy Chief

Community Safety Command

Deputy Chief Federico has served over 40 years with the Toronto Police Service and is currently in charge of Operational Support Command which is comprised of three core functions: Operational Support Services (responsible for business analytics, communications services, court services, fleet and materials management, parking enforcement, information and records management, property and evidence management and video services); Corporate Risk Management (responsible for risk management, conduct investigations, legal services, training and education and policy research and maintenance) and Audit & Quality Assurance.

Prior to his promotion to Deputy Chief of Police, he held the rank of Staff Superintendent and was assigned to lead various areas within the Toronto Police Service, including not only Professional Standards and Human Resource Development, but also Central Field Command, which consists of 9 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 Police Commission, the government agency responsible for police oversight in the province of Ontario.

In addition to his regular police duties, Deputy Chief Federico is the Chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Use of Force Committee; Vice Chair of the National Joint Committee of Senior Justice Officials (NJC) who are dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the criminal justice system; Command sponsor of the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) Program for the Toronto Police Service; President of the Board of Directors of the Vitanova Foundation, a community based substance abuse treatment centre, and is 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. He 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.