Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Monday, March 14, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Burlington Police Department Brings on New Officer
BURLINGTON — Police Chief Michael Kent is pleased to announce that Nikolas Saledas has joined the Burlington Police Department.
A Burlington native, Saledas began as a full-time officer on March 14. He is the son of Louis and Pamela Saledas and graduated from Burlington High School in 2011.
Saledas is a certified EMT and previously worked as a patrol officer at the MIT Police Department after completing the Lowell Police Academy in May. He is a recipient of the 2015 Officer Sean A. Collier Self Sponsor Scholarship and received the highest academic award for Platoon 2 while at the academy.
For over a year, from May 2012 to August 2013, Saledas served as an intern at the Burlington Police Department. Chief Kent is pleased to welcome him back in his new role.
“Officer Saledas already knows the inner workings of our department, and with experience at the MIT Police Department, we know he will bring valuable skills to the town,” Chief Kent added. “We are glad to see him return to his roots to serve and protect our citizens.”
Saledas has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a concentration in law enforcement administration from the University of New Haven.
About the Officer Sean A. Collier Self Sponsor Scholarship:
On April 18, 2013, the MIT Police lost a brother and a friend, Officer Sean Collier. In order to honor him in the best way they know how, officers set up a scholarship fund that would send one self-sponsored MIT recruit through the Lowell Police Academy annually. Officer Collier self-sponsored himself through the Transit Academy in order to start his law enforcement career. This recruit will have the honor of wearing MIT’s patch in Officer Sean Collier’s memory.