Owen Law was appointed unanimously by council as a probationary police officer during the November 2nd Mayor & Council meeting.
Mr. Owen is from Hamburg, New Jersey and joined the police force on Monday, November 6th.
After being sworn in, Police Chief Paul Morrison offered some words on the newest protector of the residents of the borough. He stated, “Owen came to us after he put himself through a Class 1 certification the police academy. Then he advanced himself even further and put himself through a Class 2 certification as a fully certified police officer. Owen has had a great desire to be a police officer. So much so that he has done all of his training on his own. It’s a great example of he is and what he wants in life. He has a great desire to be here in Roselle Park and we’re extremely happy to have him. So, Owen, I wish you many years of success, be safe, and enjoy the job.”
Officer Law also spoke, “I just want to take this time to thank the chief, thank the mayor and the entire council for giving me this opportunity. It’s going to be a pleasure to serve the people of Roselle Park. I want to thank my mom, my dad, my nan, uncle Dave. Without you four I wouldn’t be standing up here so I want to thank you and the rest of my family. Thank you very much.”
The probationary period for the newly sworn officer will be for seven to twelve months at a salary of $55,126.07 a year. After that time, he will become a full-fledged police officer.