New Salem patrolman
Salem Police Patrolman Vincent DeRose stands still while his stepmother, Lisa DeRose, pins his new badge into place Wednesday after he’s sworn in my Salem Mayor John Berlin as the city’s newest full-time officer. His father, Jeffrey DeRose, can be seen in the background. A 2015 graduate of South Range High School, DeRose graduated from the Youngstown State University Police Academy in 2018 and started work right away. He joined the Salem Police Department on a part-time basis in March 2018. He also served part-time with the Goshen Township Police District from February 2018 to August this year. His mother and stepfather are Douglas and Stephanie Burdette. DeRose takes the spot opened up by the resignation of Patrolman Elizabeth Perry, who left in August to take a job with the Solon Police Department. A new part-time officer will be hired to fill DeRose’s spot vacated for the full-time job. The department includes 23 full-time officers and six part-time.