Mike Shea with Governor General David Johnson

On May 24, 2013 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, the Governor General of Canada presented Hamilton Police Service Superintendent Mike Shea with the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.


A 38-year member of the Service, Mike Shea was appointed Superintendent in 2000.  Superintendent Shea is currently responsible for Corporate Services which includes Fleet, Facilities, Property, Records, and Computer Services.


Michael Shea has worked in many aspects in policing including Uniform Patrol, Traffic, Child Abuse, and Forensics.  He has been a Professional Standards Staff Sergeant, Inspector of Quality Assurance and Adequacy, and a Divisional Patrol Superintendent. While at this rank, the Supt. Shea was the Operations Commander for the Canadian Cycling Championships and the Road World Cycling Championships, both held in 2003.


When assigned as the Det. Sgt. of Child Abuse Branch, he was part of the investigative team that identified and successfully prosecuted the first multi-jurisdictional organized pedophile ring operating within the City.


Supt. Shea is an active member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.  He is the Past Chair of the Adequacy Standards Steering Committee Working Group and a current member of the Complaints Committee.  Michael Shea is also the past 1st Vice President and Ontario Director of the Canadian Identification Society and Member of the Michigan-Ontario Identification Association.


Supt. Michael Shea holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western.  He has extensive involvement in community organizations and volunteering including Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton and a Member of the Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee. Mike is a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton AM and a Paul Harris Award recipient.


Superintendent Shea is one of 61 recipients invested into the Order of Merit at the ceremony presided over by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The Order of Merit of the Police Forces was created in 2000, ‘to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members and employees of Canadian police forces whose contributions extend beyond protection of the community’.