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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Ocala Police Department lieutenant recognized for 25-year milestone

The Ocala Police Department recently recognized Lieutenant Matt Bos for his 25 years of service to the department and the City of Ocala.

In 1997, Bos began his OPD career as a police officer, and he served in multiple units, including the bicycle and drug units. Over the years, he became a Field Training Officer, firearms instructor, hostage negotiator, and detective for both property crimes and major crimes, according to OPD.

OPD Lieutenant Matt Bos recognized for 25 years of service
Matt Bos began his career with OPD as a police officer in 1997 (Photo courtesy of the Ocala Police Department)

In 2012, Bos was promoted to sergeant, and he was assigned to OPD’s patrol division. He later served as a training sergeant, hostage and negotiator team sergeant, Field Training Officer sergeant, and drug unit sergeant.

OPD Lieutenant Matt Bos recognized for 25 years of service
A photo of Matt Bos that was taken early in his OPD career (Photo courtesy of the Ocala Police Department)

Last year, Bos was promoted to lieutenant, and he currently serves as a watch commander in patrol and the field training and evaluation coordinator.

OPD Lieutenant Matt Bos recognized for 25 years of service
Matt Bos was promoted to lieutenant in 2021 (Photo courtesy of the Ocala Police Department)

When asked about his career and what stands out the most to him, Bos expressed pride in serving the community for over two decades. He added that he “enjoys working for an organization that is dedicated to making Ocala a safer place for everyone.”

Bos has an educational background that demonstrates his commitment to justice and upholding the law. He has earned multiple degrees, including a bachelor of arts degree in Criminology and two master’s degrees in Homeland Security and Social Work.

In a social media post on Tuesday, OPD stated, “Lieutenant Bos’ many accomplishments are a testament to his hard work and dedication to serving our community. Thank you, Lieutenant Bos, for your 25 years of service to the City of Ocala. We appreciate all you’ve done and continue to do.”