Part-time Sandusky officer appeals firing

A former part-time Sandusky police officer wants his job back, but in the meantime he’s found work.
Andy Ouriel
Sep 25, 2012

Ross Glovinsky was working part-time for the Perkins Police Department in January 2011 when he was accused of operating a vehicle under the influence and leaving the scene of an Oberlin crash that was investigated by Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Though Glovinsky was charged with drunken driving, he pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of reckless operation.

Glovinsky left Perkins police after the crash, but was soon after hired by the Sandusky Police Department as a part-time officer.

In April, city manager Nicole Ard fired Glovinsky after learning about the nature of the crash and the original charges against the officer before they were reduced.

“I cannot support your continued law enforcement service with the city of Sandusky,” Ard wrote in a termination letter.

Glovinsky now works as a part-time Huron police officer, but he is scheduled to attend a hearing today with his attorney to get back his job with Sandusky.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.

Comments

czechurself

Get outta here. Reduced charges don't support an argument to rehire an officer who doesn't understand upholding the law in any jurisdiction. But I'm curious.. when did he decide to appeal? After the forced reinstatement of Gilliam?

Sit n Spin

How many SPD officers does this make now that are appealing their own stupidity ?

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czechurself

I thought the article stated that he left his job at PPD and was hired as a PT officer in Sandusky, then applied for FT and was let go by Ard after she completed backround check and saw charges for driving. He since has been hired for PT position by HPD, but is appealing the decision to get his SPD job back.

ReallyGood

I had to read it a couple times to get that. Thanks!

donutshopguy

The article stated that Mr. Glovinsky's father, former police chief in Huron, had no imput in the decision to hire the younger Glovinsky.

Yea right!

been-there-done-that

One time is a mistake .Let it rest!!!May as well have convicted him of a felony with the way this paper keeps going over it over and over again!

been-there-done-that

All the firings that have resulted in "return to work Orders" speaks volumes to the fact that the bosses are firing these guys to appease the "thirst" that the paper has for "publicizing (in their opinions) Bad Public Officials" Its apparent that if the bosses dont do what the paper wants done the bosses then get the target on their back from the News Paper.Ask Jim Lang.Maybe the News Paper should do the hiring?Only in Sandusky

Sit n Spin

You must be an upstanding member of the F.O.P. standing up for your fellow "union brothers". Several of the firings were warranted and you know it ! Especially the two that lied through their teeth when they were canned over their little "love triangle".

been-there-done-that

Dont think the Love Triangle guys got their jobs back?

Sit n Spin

Nope....That trash was taken out to the curb and to the landfill...That's where it shall and should remain ;)

my oh my

This person still likes to tip the bottle and drinks a lot and quite often also...To fire someone with a record like this is justified for insurance purposes and also a liability if he were to be hired back.This all did come to light once he found out through the grapevine via other city employees that Mr Gilliam was indeed to return to work. However with "part time" status it will be a tougher legal avenue to pursue...I feel bad for Sandusky if they are "forced" to take him back...

entitled to my ...

my oh my:
Glovinsky filed his court case immediately after he was terminated. That was LONG before Gilliam got his job back. Anyone who knows anything about the judicial system, knows it takes months and months to get a court date.

entitled to my ...

One final thought-if my memory serves me correctly- Assistant Chief Charlie Sams APPROVED Glovinsky's hiring, even though he knew his background. Why isn't the SR going after Sams? Doesn't matter that he is now retired. My problem with the SR is this: there is ALWAYS two sides to EVERY story and the SR NEVER prints both sides. As I stated in an earlier post, Gilliam has many commendations in his personnell file, yet the SR chose NOT to let the public know any of them. At one point he may have been "unfit" for duty. Circumstances change, and it should be OBVIOUS to everyone that a Doctor Must have cleared him to return to work. There are so many more IMPORTANT stories the SR should be focusing on!

been-there-done-that

Agreed!!!!!!!

MiddleRight

Why doesn't the police department do a background check on job applicants?

Swamp Fox

If he was newly hired wasn't he still on probation and could be terminated without cause?

wiredmama222

This guy is a loose cannon. His ORIGNIAL hiring was questionable to begin with. Ms Ard made it clear why he was fired because his "non existant" background check was not right. This so called attempt at rehiring is just an attempt to get back in because of Gilliam and nothing more. It sounds like he thinks a "presendence" was set because of Gilliam. The facts are different for THIS one. When you get hired as a favor to a friend from another agency...namely Sam's to his buddy in Huron and you don't tell them about this kid's "drinking/driving" arrests and get caught, too bad, so sad. This guy got canned and should stay that way. His case is far different than Gilliams. His perseved "presendence" doesn't exist if that is what he is thinking. Just a guess. Whatever the case they don't need this guy back. Once a drunk, always a drunk unless he is getting help.

been-there-done-that

Hope someone in your family dosnt make a mistake that stays with them for the rest of their life.EVERYONE was a kid at one point. If mistakes were not made we would not be human

donutshopguy

been-there-done-that,

My family members don't care a gun and aren't sworn to uphold the law. Big difference. Also, at what age do you become an adult and not a kid. My guess is the above two mentioned situations. If Mr. Glovinsky stays out of LE or driving for a living this mistake is a non-issue so the"all your life" statement is bunk.

wiredmama222

A mistake is one thing, to run when you do it is another. A cop fesses up like a man. To back door a job to get it isn't standing up either like he did. This young man needs to show some character and he isn't. That is my point. If you want to be a cop....show some character.

Fireside

I supported SB5 !!! And the SPD was/is the biggest reason why!

kURTje

Ross I hope you are reading this. You are 1of the reasons many don't respect L.E. Your past actions speak very clear here. imo you should'nt be in L.E. That higher standard thing.

Gardenman

My feeling is you drink and you drive you are in trouble when over the limit. When you are in law enforcement and you drink and drive on or off duty you are on thin ice. You are over the limit you kiss your career good bye.....its over for a lifetime.

You would think that any officer who has had to deal with a accident where drinking was the cause and deal with the victims and in some cases picking up pieces of bodies off the road they would want absolutely no part of drinking ever. I guess not.

I had a friend who since has retireed that was a Ohio Highway Patrol trooper. He said I have seen enough accidents and enough blood and follow ups at hospitals with folks barely alive he said I have no interest in drinking alcohol. To my knowledge in the 33+ years I have known him I have never seen him drink alcohol. Heard him time after time say No Thank You when offered a drink at a social event.

To me I would think what an embarassment this Ross Glovinsky is to himself and to his family for mixing his uniform and alcohol.....for my part he should be barred from ever being a policeman in Ohio again.

donutshopguy

He's a patrolman in Huron. Why would he ever leave. That small town police department will cover all his misdeeds. It's the Huron way.

Thought Andy White, the city manager, was trying to rid the city of nepotism and the "good old boy network". Guess not.

There you go again

Nice comment, donutshopguy. But why would Huron hire him? Surely there are better qualified applicants with no past history. Huron, are you that desperate?

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Julie R.

"Lippert added that the former chief Randy Glovinsky did not influence the decision to hire the younger Glovinsky."

Now who in the heck would ever be stupid enough to believe that?

Darwin's choice

His uncle is the exectutive officer, and andy whites buddy. Also, why would Lippert care? He is getting his, regardless of whomever white hires!