by Laura Bednar
On Nov. 1, Sagamore Hills Police Department held its first swearing-in ceremony not at a regular board of trustee meeting. Police Chief David Hayes said the ceremony seemed rushed at meetings and he wanted the families of officers to be able to stay and take photos.
Four officers were sworn-in and had badges pinned on them by loved ones. Officers Adam Nunns, Glenn Nicholl, Robert Patterson and Chris Salveter were welcomed to the department at the ceremony. Three of the officers had been working for the department for a few months, making their swearing-in ceremonial, but it was the official swearing-in for newest officer Patterson.
Nunns has 10 years of policing experience after working at University Hospitals and with the Geneva-on-the- Lake Police Department. He graduated from the Kent State Police Academy and holds a bachelor’s degree from Tiffin University. He is a part-time officer for the township.
Nicholl has 30 years of police experience after retiring from the Macedonia Police Department. He was brought on staff as a part-time officer to be the school resource officer for Rushwood Elementary, where he will be a daily presence.
Patterson has two years of police experience at University Hospitals and in Thompson Township. He graduated from the police academy in 2020. His father, Ken, is a veteran police officer with the South Euclid Police Department. Patterson was sworn in as a full-time officer. Salveter has 18 years of police experience with Northfield, Hinckley and Brunswick Hills police departments. He graduated from the police academy in 2004 and is a Marine veteran, serving from 1993-1997. He will be a full-time officer.