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Lieutenant Hector Meletich

Lieutenant Hector Meletich has been with the Ashland Police Department for almost nine years.  He worked as a police officer in South Florida for over sixteen years and is approaching twenty-five years of police service.  Lieutenant Meletich is a retired First Sergeant and has served over twenty–four years between the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army and has participated in multiple overseas assignments. He has a Masters of Arts in History from Florida International University in Miami Florida and speaks Spanish as his second language. 
In Florida Lieutenant Meletich was a narcotics and money laundering detective with a multi-jurisdictional task force, a homeless intervention sergeant, a hostage negotiation sergeant, a SWAT sergeant, an underwater search and recovery sergeant, a field training officer supervisor and patrol sergeant before moving to Ashland Oregon. He is a graduate of the Administrative Officers Management Program from North Carolina State University
While in Ashland he has been a patrol sergeant, a watch commander, an administrative sergeant and is currently a lieutenant overseeing patrol operations.  
Lieutenant Meletich is a member of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Ashland, a member/community partner for Southern Oregon Health-E (SO Health-E) Steering Committee, participates in the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Work Group a sub-group of SO Health-E, is a team member increasing accessibility to the You Have Options Program and contributes to the Racial Equity Coalition.    
He is married to Brooke and has two daughters and twin grandsons.

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