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Interview with Michael Fedorko

Michael Fedorko served in the New Jersey State Police from 1969 until retiring in 1999 as Acting Superintendent and Lieutenant Colonel. During his tenure, he also was head of the Governor’s Security Unit during the Byrne and Kean Administrations and was Commandant of the State Police Academy. Following his retirement from the State Police, Governor Whitman appointed him as a commissioner on the New Jersey Casino Commission, where he served from 1999 until 2009, when he was named as Director of Public Safety and Police Superintendent for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate studies at Trenton State College, earning a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He earned a Masters in Governmental Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and also attended the Management Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. A Marine Corps veteran, he was wounded in action in Viet Nam in 1967 and currently serves as New Jersey Liaison to the National Museum of the Marine Corps and on the board of the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation.


Interview on June 10, 2009Transcript available here (pdf)