Command Officers' biographies

Michael Federico

Deputy Chief

Community Safety Command

Deputy Chief Michael Federico has served 44 years with the Toronto Police Service, providing effective leadership locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. He is currently in charge of Community Safety Command which is comprised of three core functions: Area Field Command (responsible for 22 Division, 23 Division, 31 Division, 32 Division, 33 Division, 41 Division, 42 Division and 43 Division); Central Field Command (responsible for 11 Division, 12 Division, 13 Division, 14 Division, 51 Division, 52 Division, 53 Division, 54 Division and 55 Division) and Divisional Policing Support Unit (responsible for the TAVIS program, Transit Patrol and Community Mobilization Unit).

In addition to his regular police duties Deputy Federico is the President of the Board of Directors of the Vitanova Foundation a community based substance abuse and mental health treatment centre, a member of the Board of Directors of the Universal Youth Challenge Fund, a community based youth support program, and the Service’s champion for the Canadian Cancer Society - Cops for Cancer.

Demonstrating his commitment to continuous learning, 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. He is a recipient of the Vice Provost Award for Academic Excellence from the University of Guelph-Humber and he is a faculty scholar of the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto.

Deputy Chief Federico is an Officer of the Order of Merit of Canada and a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.