Detective O'Melko is a 16 year veteran of the Northeastern Regional Police Department. O'Melko was born in East Stroudsburg, PA is single, and has a son. O'Melko holds a Bachelors Degree in Police Science from York College of Pennsylvania. O'Melko has previous law enforcement experience with the Monroe County Sheriffs Department and the York County Sheriffs Department.
O'Melko has received the Chief's Commendation, the Meritorious Conduct Award, Educational Achievements and Safe Driving Award. O'Melko's prior assignments include firearms instructor, OC spray instructor and PR 24 instructor. Detective O'Melko serves as the field training officer for criminal investigations phase of training.
Detective O'Melko was continuing an investigation into a number of burglaries and thefts with losses in excess of $50,000 over a period of several years. He eventually was able to interview a suspect who was imprisoned on an unrelated charge. The interview led to a second suspect, and the crimes involved crossed into other jurisdictions. After three months of interviews and in-depth investigations, charges were filed on both suspects, who eventually pled guilty to a combined total of 60 burglaries in York County, and were involved in additional crimes in Dauphin and Lancaster Counties.
Nominated by: Darryl L. Albright, Chief, Northeastern Regional Police Department
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