ROCKLAND — The Rockland Police Department announced on its Facebook page that it has hired a new officer.

Michael Izzi is the new officer. He grew up in Connecticut before attending college in Massachusetts. After earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2009, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served four years active duty as a military police officer. After active duty, Izzi transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve where he serves as a logistics officer. He continues to serve in the reserves and currently holds the rank of major.

Officer Izzi began his civilian law enforcement career in 2014 with the City of Alexandria, Va.; graduating from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. During his time at the Alexandria Police Department, Officer Izzi served as a Patrol Officer, member of the Civil Disturbance Unit, was a trained Crisis Intervention Team Member, and a member of the Special Operations Team. Officer Izzi earned a master’s degree in Justice Studies from Southern New Hampshire University in 2017.