USC Price School of Public Policy

DPPD Student Melekian to Head Justice Department’s COPS Program

October 9, 2009

October 5, 2009

The Los Angeles Times noted that Pasadena Police Chief Bernard Melekian, who is a doctoral of policy, planning, and development student at SPPD, will retire from his post to head the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program in Washington, D.C. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made the announcement Oct. 5 during a national police leaders meeting in Denver, according to the story.