Meet Your AFC Advisors: Anthony Melia (New Jersey)
AFC, APCO’s frequency coordination department, is pleased to introduce its network of dedicated local advisor volunteers. APCO’s advisors are responsible for frequency coordination in their home state and we would like to bring awareness and recognition to the dedication they exhibit on a daily basis. Please feel free to reach out to our local advisors with any questions dealing with FCC Part 90 licensing and frequency coordination.
Anthony Melia has been APCO’s local advisor in the state of New Jersey for nearly 17 years. He has over 26 years of extensive communications and emergency management experience and has been consistently recognized for outstanding accomplishments. Throughout his career, Anthony has obtained substantial training in numerous technological areas such as radio communications infrastructure, on scene coordination, and planning and training.
He started his career with the Glen Ridge Police Department in 1984. Anthony has worked with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for many years and worked his way up to Lieutenant of the Fields Operations Division. Anthony has also been involved in the Region 8 – 700/800MHz Regional Planning Committees. He was the Chairman of Region 8 for six years and is still currently a member of Region 8.
Anthony has also received a substantial amount of specialized training in various areas like frequency coordination procedures, emergency planning & management and as well as incident response procedures. Anthony has been a great asset to the Public Safety community for many years and continues to show his dedication through his hard work and commitment to the citizens of New Jersey.