The Township currently operates a full-time police department and dispatch service. Presently the department operates with 11 full-time police officers, including a police chief and four full-time dispatchers. The department is also served by various part-time police officers and dispatch personnel. Additionally, the police department has a detective and juvenile bureau, a school resources officer and other community policing programs.
Police Chief/Township Administrator, David Hayes
Police Chief/Township Administrator David Hayes has been in Law Enforcement, Police Supervision and Police Administration for almost 30 years. Chief Hayes now wears a dual hat as the Township Administrator where he has daily Administrative duties as well as leading our fine Police Department.
Message from the Chief
Welcome to the Sagamore Hills Police Department’s Website
Our Mission: We dedicate ourselves to protecting life and property, the preservation of peace, maintaining order, controlling crime, apprehending offenders, enforcing laws and serving the citizens of Sagamore Hills. To accomplish our mission, we will adhere to the values of integrity, fairness, respect, honesty, courage and compassion. The Sagamore Hills Police Department acknowledges that its effectiveness depends upon acceptance of its authority and approval of its actions by the community, which it serves. The Department, therefore, expects exemplary conduct of its employees.
As Police Chief, I command the police and dispatch operations of the Township. I am responsible for the Department’s management that results in an efficient and effective crime-fighting and community oriented police department. As Chief I take great pride in coordinating relationships between the Department and the citizens and residents we serve, other local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
I hope this website will keep you, our citizens, residents and businesses informed of new and ongoing programs that have been instituted in order to keep our community safe and our quality of life amongst the top in the metropolitan area. If you have any questions after visiting our website please do not hesitate to contact us. As always, if you need immediate police services dial 911; for non-emergency situations, call the police non-emergency number: (330) 468-0900.
Chief David E. Hayes
On January 13, 2014, the Sagamore Hills Police Department gave the formal oath of office at a swearing in ceremony for two employees. Officer Ryan Shelby was sworn in as a full time Police Officer and Dispatcher Leah Coffman was sworn in as a part time Dispatcher. In addition to this the department took great pride in awarding their Employee of the Year Award. The 2013 Employee of the Year was Communications Supervisor Janell Mucha. She was awarded a proclamation presented to her by Township Trustee John Zaccardelli. Assistant Summit County Prosecutor John Galonski was in attendance for the ceremony.
From left to right: Leah Coffman, Police Chief David Hayes, Ryan Shelby, John Galonski
From left to right: Janell Mucha, Trustee John Zaccardelli, Police Chief David Hayes