Chief Mello began his career with the Jamestown Police in September of 2011, serving as the Department’s fourth police chief. He was formerly the police chief of the Westerly Police Department for seven years. He began his career with Westerly in 1988 after graduating from the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy.
Chief Mello served as the president of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association in 2011 and currently serves as its Treasurer. He serves on the Rhode Island Commission for Police Officers Standards and Training and the Rhode Island State Traffic Commission. He is a founding executive board member of the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission. He serves on the FBI Criminal Justice Information System Advisory Policy Board, representing the State of Rhode Island.
Chief Mello is a graduate of Roger Williams University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Boston University with master’s degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 223rd Session in 2005.