ALBANY – John Melville, who at one time was Troop F State Police
commander, has been appointed by the governor as the commissioner of the
State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Melville is
currently acting commissioner.
From 2012 to 2014, he served as chief negotiator at the Orange County
District Attorney’s Office and spent 31 years as a member of the
State Police, holding positions including troop commander and later as
deputy superintendent of Field Command and as superintendent.
Melville has a B.S. from SUNY Cortland and an M.S. in criminal justice
from SUNY Albany.