Officer James ApplegateSchool Resource Officer
(781) 462-3423 |

The Melrose Police Department currently has an officer permanently assigned to the Melrose High School in the School Resource Officer position.  Officer James Applegate, a patrol officer with 30 years of experience, is available to assist students and families with any school related matters that may need the assistance of the Melrose Police Department.

The School Resource Officer (SRO) acts as a visible Law Enforcement figure dealing with any law-related issues.  Additionally the SRO acts as a resource to students, teachers and parents for conferences on an individual basis, dealing with individual problems or questions.  The goals of the SRO Program is to bridge the gap between police officers and young people, increasing positive attitudes towards law enforcement.  The SRO will take a personal interest in students, their activities and teach the value of our legal system to the students.

Officer Applegate can be reached by calling (781) 462-3423 or via email at

Officer Mann is the Middle School School Resource Officer. You may contact him via email at

For any emergency, please call 911.