Chief Barney Melekian

Police Chief Bernard Melekian Announces Retirement

Authored on
July 11, 2022

After 50 years of distinguished public service, Chief Barney Melekian will step down as the Police Department Interim Chief on Friday, July 15. Chief Melekian was appointed as the Interim Police Chief on March 1, 2021. He helped guide the department through the COVID-19 masking and vaccination issues, the development of the police oversight ordinance and responding to staffing and budgetary challenges.

Full media release can be found here.