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Our Team

Richard R. Mello

Chief Richard Mello (Retired) has over 30 years of law enforcement experience in both small town and big city policing. Over the course of his career, Chief Mello has risen through the ranks and experienced every level of supervisory responsibility and leadership. He has served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Prosecutor along with commanding patrol and detective divisions and serving as an Executive Officer.  Chief Mello served 12 years in the United States Navy, 8 of which in the Navy Intelligence Community.  Chief Mello has successfully merged his law enforcement and military experience with his leadership and management expertise. Chief Mello has instructed police officers on various topics for the last 15 years and has been an Adjunct Instructor at New England College in Henniker, NH and Norwich University in Vermont.  He opened Mello Consulting & Training in 2017 as a way to give back to the profession by mentoring those who come behind him. He retired in 2021 as the Chief of Police for the Lebanon, New Hampshire Police Department and holds a Master's Degree in Criminology from Florida State University. 

Ronald R. Mello


Lieutenant Ronald Mello (Retired) spent 28 years as a police officer, rising through the ranks and commanding several units. Lt. Mello spent over 20 years with the City of Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department and served as a patrol officer and  Detective before being promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, Lt. Mello served in the patrol division before serving as the Officer in Charge of the Domestic Violence Unit and Sex Offender Compliance Unit in addition to being in charge of the Hostage Negotiators. Upon being promoted to Lieutenant, he was the Commander of the Juvenile Unit and later assigned to the Legal Division.  Lt. Mello is a certified Hostage Negotiator and an Instructor, and Former Team Leader, of the Crisis Intervention Team. Lt. Mello has extensive experience in police operations and internal investigations. After retiring, Lt. Mello was hired as an Investigator for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service based in Jacksonville, Florida. 

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