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Southern Oregon University

 

 

 

 

Professional Instructor

     Office: TA 224
     Phone: 541-552-6507
     Email: mellgrene@sou.edu

 

Education:

 

     M.C.J. (Master of Criminal Justice), Boston University
     B.A .  Sociology, Davis and Elkins College
     He has also attended many thousands of hours in law enforcement, fire and emergency medical training
     certified to the Executive level from state law enforcement licensing agencies in Washington and Oregon. 

 

Experience:

     Eric came to SOU after a 37 year career as a police officer. 
     He served in a number of agencies including:
       the National Park Service in Yosemite as a Law Enforcement Ranger
       sheriff’s deputy in West Virginia, a detective in Steamboat Springs,
       Colorado, in Vancouver, Washington,
       Deputy Police Chief, and finally moving to Oregon in 1978 to work at the Eugene Policve Department
     He was the Director of Public Safety for the City of Grants Pass from 1987 – 1997
     Chief of the Medford Police Department from 1998 - 2007.

 

Recent Teaching and Professional Areas:

     organizational assessment
     leadership development
     technology evaluation and implementation
     policy analysis
     Police Problems and Issues
     Introduction to Law Enforcement
     Comparative Criminal Justice
     Criminal Justice Leadership
     American Criminal Justice System.

 

Professional Organizations, Affiliations, and Activities:

 

     Life Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police
     Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police
     Police Futurists International