Category: Melbourne Police Department

Retired Melbourne Police Chief Keith Chandler Passes Away at 76, Longest Tenured Chief in MPD History

Former Melbourne Police Keith Chandler, 76, passed away at home on November 8, 2020, with his loving wife Patti holding his hand. He was instrumental in growing the Melbourne Police-Community Relations Council, and he led the agency through the establishment of Community Oriented Policing and many other innovations. These achievements still benefit the city of Melbourne today. […]

Melbourne Police to Enhance Internal Documentation by Using Industry Leading LEFTA Systems

LEFTA Systems, the industry leader for law enforcement internal documentation processes and applications, today announced that the Melbourne Police Department has purchased its SHIELD Suite Platform, a comprehensive software solution that documents high liability areas and events within an agency. […]

Melbourne Police Officer’s Quick Response Saves Elderly Man’s Life Threatened By Residential Fire

Officer Michael Sampieri was dispatched to a residential fire last Tuesday at 1701 Bryan Street and saved an elderly man’s life. Officer Sampieri quickly assessed the scene and determined the resident had likely not made it out of the home, made entry to the house, and quickly located the disoriented elderly man that had unable to escape. […]