The Ashland Police Department is divided into three divisions; Administration, Operations, and Support.
The Administrative Division consists of Chief Tighe O'Meara and Administrative Analyst Lynn Merrifield.
The Operations Division is commanded by Lieutenant Hector Meletich, The Lieutenant oversees the operation of 4 Patrol Sergeants. 12 Patrol Officers, 1 Traffic Officer, 2 Central Area Patrol Officers (CAP), the Community Service Officer (CSO), Cadets and Park Patrol.
The Support Division is commanded by Deputy Chief Warren Hensman. The division includes 1 Detective Sergeant, 5 full-time Detectives and 1 part-time Detective, 1 Evidence Technician, 1 Investigations Clerk, 1 Lead Clerk, 2 full-time and 1 part-time Records Clerks, and oversees the Ashland Police Department Volunteers.
Ashland Police Department is an accredited agency through the Oregon Accreditation Alliance. Accreditation is an ongoing process, which validates that the agency has met professional standards and abides by them.
In this section you will find a photo and short bio on those in administration. We hope you'll take the time to learn about our Chief, Deputy Chief, Lieutenant and the Sergeants who make up our administrative team.