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Our Team

Richard R. Mello


Chief Richard Mello has over 25 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 is 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 currently serves as the Chief of Police for the Lebanon, New Hampshire Police Department and holds a Master's Degree in Criminology from Florida State University. 

Raymond R. Mello

 

Attorney Raymond Mello, a native of Burlington, Massachusetts, attended Northeastern University where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Criminal Justice. Following graduation, Attorney Mello began a career with the Hudson, NH Police Department rising to the rank of Captain and gaining a true appreciation for the law enforcement side of criminal justice.

During his time at the Hudson Police Department, Attorney Mello served as a Detective, Prosecutor, and finally Operations Commander. He would eventually choose to attend the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in the top 10 of his class and being named a New England Law Scholar. Attorney Mello’s involvement with the school was not strictly limited to the classroom, as he has been published in the Law Review of the New England School of Law.

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.