Division: 
Investigation Division
Position: 
Victim Advocate Coordinator
Phone: 
(785) 473-2390
Email: 
mmosher@rileycountypolice.org

Melissa Mosher joined the Riley County Police Department in September 2019 as newly established Victim Advocate Coordinator. Melissa graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and minoring in Leadership Studies. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2003 with a Masters of Social Work. 

Melissa has worked with at-risk youth populations, primarily creating successful educational and positive socio-emotional programs. For 12 years, she worked at Operation Breakthrough, Inc, located in urban core Kansas City, MO, as the Director of School Age Programming.  She also worked in Uganda for 8 ½ years developing a sponsorship program for Change The Truth, creating educational opportunities and life skills development programming for 63 orphaned youth (ages 14-22 years) living at an orphanage in Kajjansi, Uganda. 

Melissa is part of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) and Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance (KOVA).  

Melissa's role is to assist victims of crime with emotional support and accompaniment during a traumatic experience. She will provide systems-based advocacy services to victims of crime during each step of the criminal investigation process. Through the Victim Advocate Coordinator, you will be able to receive referrals for direct social services. Melissa is working to strengthen RCPD's community collaborations and relations with citizens through education and advocacy. Melissa is in the office Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. unless otherwise requested by a victim of crime. You can reach her at (785) 473-2390 or by email at mmosher@rileycountypolice.org