After an extensive nationwide search, The City of Port Hueneme is proud to announce
that Michael Federico has been selected as the new Chief of Police.
“I am incredibly honored and humbled to be re-joining the Port Hueneme Police
Department as Chief, an organization I have both served and have great admiration for. I
have been vested in the Port Hueneme community for over 30 years as a resident,
Cameo’s father, former business owner, police officer and have been involved with
numerous volunteer organizations,” said Chief Federico.
Chief Michael Federico started his police career in the City of Port Hueneme and served
for nearly 10 years. He continued his law enforcement career serving the community of
Santa Monica for the next 20 years. His tenure at the Santa Monica Police Department
includes the last three years as a Detective Lieutenant.
“We are excited to have Chief Federico as Port Hueneme’s new Police Chief. His
leadership experience and extensive police career make me feel confident that our city
will continue to be one of the safest cities in the nation,” said Port Hueneme Mayor Roberto
Throughout his three-decade career, Chief Federico has had the opportunity to work a
vast array of assignments, while promoting up the ranks of a large department. Chief
Federico’s law enforcement career includes extensive experience in the areas of patrol,
investigations, field training, training investigation, dispatch communications, youth
services, peer support, youth diversion, incident management, emergency management,
and police operations.
“I am very happy to welcome Michael back to the Port Hueneme City family as our new
Police Chief. Chief Federico brings the experience and commitment to our community to
lead our great department, and engage in community policing with progressive
leadership,” said Interim City Manager Tony Stewart.
Effective June 9th, 2023, Michael Federico will officially become Chief of the Port Hueneme
Police Department with a starting salary of $253,877 plus benefits. His predecessor,
Andrew Salinas became an Assistant Sheriff with the Ventura County Sheriff’s
Department. Acting Chief Robert Albertson will resume his previous role as Commander.