Chief, Special Victim and Family Violence Unit, Prince George’s County Police
Ms. Hoppmeyer is the current Chief of the Special Victims and Family Violence Unit in Prince George's County. Melissa has assisted in drafting numerous legislative bills and has testified before the Maryland General Assembly on numerous occasions to help implement stronger criminal laws for crimes of violence. This includes most recently during the 2020 legislative session advocating and testifying on behalf of a change to the first degree assault statute in order to make strangulation a felony. Ms. Hoppmeyer also serves as a technical trainer for law enforcement, fellow prosecutors and the community on variety of issues and criminal laws. Ms. Hoppmeyer has trained across the nation on sexual violence on college campuses. As part of her duties, Ms. Hoppmeyer serves on several councils and boards involving domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Ms. Hoppmeyer previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Organized Crime Unit prosecuting prison corruption and high ranking drug traffickers.