Five new officers were sworn in to the Hollywood Police Department on May 30 during a ceremony. After being sworn in, they will receive one more week of in house training and then will be transferred to the field training unit.
These are the new officers. Michael Owens, age 41. He played football at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois and served three and a half years in the U.S. Navy. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance and management from Florida Atlantic University.
Ryan Ostrowsky, age 23. He earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. He is the first law enforcement officer in his family.
Antonio Berrios, age 26. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminology from Florida State University and was a dispatcher for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Jason Dohaney, age 26. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in health sciences from University of Central Florida and worked as a dental assistant. He earned an award for physical fitness and firearms at the Police Academy.
Robert Knapp, 22, He was a volunteer football coach for Pembroke Pines and is pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Broward College. His father is a police detective for the Hollywood Police Department.