Police department welcomes full-time officer

by Kathleen Steele Gaivin
June 13 township trustees meeting
Sagamore Hills added a new member to the police force with the swearing in of full-time police officer Ryan Ennis.

Ennis comes to the township with experience from a few other departments, Police Chief David Hayes told the township trustees. Most recently, he has been a full-time officer at University Hospitals.

“The interview board overwhelmingly thought he’d be a good fit. He passed all aspects of the hiring process,” Hayes said.

Ennis’ father, Gary, retired 10 years ago as a sergeant with the Macedonia Police Department. At Haye’s invitation, the elder Ennis pinned the badge on the newly sworn-in officer.

Ennis began his field training program in early June and started patrolling the streets of Sagamore Hills soon after.

Trustees also authorized the police department to rehire an additional part-time officer, Jason Lamtman, effective June 19. Trustee Paul Schweikert said Lamtman left full-time employment with the police department to work for a college.

Fire equipment grant

Sagamore Hills received a $10,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshalls to purchase fire equipment. Macedonia Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Paul Celinski applied for the grant with assistance from Sagamore Hills Fiscal Officer Laura Steimle, according to Trustee David DePasquale. ∞