New Homewood Police Officer Kozlowski Sworn In

The Marian Catholic graduate formally entered the Homewood Police Department during the Sept. 11 village board meeting.

Michael Kozlowski couldn’t hold back a smirk as he took oath as Homewood’s newest police officer during the Sept. 11 village board meeting. 

Prior to Kozlowski’s swearing in, Homewood Police Chief Larry Burnson gave a quick recap of his qualifications. Burnson said the 2007 Marian Catholic graduate received his bachelor's of science in law enforcement from Western Illinois University in 2011. Since then, he’s been working for the South Holland Police Department until Sept. 4, when he officially began working with the . 

Kozloski is also currently attending the Chicago Police Academy’s 400-hour basic recruit training. According to Burnson, Kozlowski was not dressed in full police dress attire during the meeting because the program prohibits it until a more advanced level of training has been achieved.

Check the video above to see Officer Michael Kozlowski being sworn in to the Homewood Police Department by Village Clerk Karen Washington.

Nate Olson September 12, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Smirk or smile, I believe both sides of the "argument" have been duly noted. What say we keep the rest of our comments to positive congratulatory ones in the spirit of the story as a whole and not let this thread detract from this proud moment for the officer and his family. On that note, congrats to officer Kozlowski!
Linda ODwyer September 12, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Agreed, Nate! and thank you Ryan for responding to my comment. Homewood is very lucky to have such a fine caliber of police officers!
Diane September 12, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Congratulations, Mike! We're lucky to have you!
April September 13, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Michael is going to be an asset to the HOMEWOOD police dept. He is an upstanding young gentleman who will serve your community well! Congratulations Michael!!!
Raeanne & Jeff Panozzo September 23, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Wow. Graduated Marian in 2007? Damn I feel old. Being the wife of a policeman, best of luck to you and stay safe. You just never know what can happen, especially this day and age. BTW you have a cute smirk/smile. Don's let the politics of Homewood take that away from you. Raeanne Panozzo & Jeff Panozzo.


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