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Melinda C. Grenier is the Assistant Director for the Community Services Division of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

Melinda Grenier began her career in the Criminal Justice field in 1988 as a victim advocate in a domestic violence/sexual assault shelter. She has been employed since 1994 with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in Frederick, Maryland. She successfully established a juvenile community service program within their Corrections Bureau and also managed adult offenders. In 1997, she transferred to the Patrol Division and implemented the Victim Services Division. As the Victim Services Coordinator, Melinda received several agency and community awards to include the Governor’s Award for Crime Prevention for creating a free cell phone program for victims of domestic violence.

In 2002, she was promoted to Assistant Director of the Community Services Division within the Corrections Bureau where she is currently employed. Her areas of responsibility include: Home Detention, Work Release, Inmate Labor Program and the Alternative Sentencing Program. While in this position, Melinda received several awards to include a second Governor’s award for implementing a court-ordered class designed to prevent impaired and unsafe driving, tailored to “at risk” audiences (PADDD).

Melinda has been a member of the American Correctional Association (ACA) since 2002. She is currently serving her third term as President of the Maryland Criminal Justice Association (MCJA), ACA’s dual chapter in Maryland.

During her career, Melinda has also served in the following capacities: Chair, Frederick County Domestic Violence Task Force; Chair, Maryland Alternative Sanctions Network; Co-Chair, Frederick County Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission and Board Member, Maryland Correctional Training Commission. She iscertified as an instructor for the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC); Department of Aging, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA).

In 2012, she received “Instructor of the Year” for the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.  In June 2019, Ms. Grenier received the John “F” Jack Dewitt Award, MCAA’s most prestigious award given for recognition to outstanding corrections professionals and their associates.  Governor Hogan appointed Ms. Grenier as the local correctional facility representative on the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy (MSCCSP) effective July 1, 2019.

Melinda is a graduate of Frederick Community College and Brigham Young University and has completed several courses in the University of Maryland, University College MS Management Criminal Justice program.

Contact Information
100 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MD
Phone: 301-600-3987 Fax: 301-600-1084
mgrenier@frederickcountymd.gov