Jonathan Joseph is very excited to be with the Media Police Force and make Media his forever home.
Jonathan, a Drexel Hill native, attended Cardinal O’Hara high school and then later attended Neumann University where he majored in psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. While in college, Jonathan took a class in which the instructor peaked his interest in law enforcement. At his instructor’s suggestion, Jonathan applied for training as a seasonal officer in New Jersey and was eventually hired. After his summer as a part time seasonal police officer at the Jersey shore, Jonathan knew that this was what he wanted to do.
Although Jonathan enjoyed working in New Jersey he eventually wanted to come back closer to home. In order to return to Pennsylvania he enrolled in the Montgomery County Police Academy to learn about Pennsylvania laws. Once his police coursework was completed, he worked at the Chester County Sheriff’s office as deputy sheriff and was a member of their warrant unit– more specifically, their fugitive apprehension unit. At that time he also had duty at Chester County courthouse, where he worked for about a year.
While at the Montco Police Academy, Jonathan met a Media Police officer who led him to the Media Police Department now. Officer Joseph is happy to be with the Media Police Department and finds Chief Wusinich to be an excellent mentor and boss. Jonathan says that there is “a nobility within the police department with great officers, great citizens, and great administrators,” and he is very proud to be a representative of them in the borough.
One of only three women on the force, Jenna Long finds the warm welcome of the community just what she was searching for. Growing up in Upper Darby, Jenna turned to police work as a change from her post high school job. After high school Jenna was a medical assistant, working at a midwives office.
Wanting a change from this, she applied to the Delaware County Sheriff’s office. After getting hired in September of 2011, Jenna was sent to the Police Academy at Delaware County Community College in June of 2012. After graduating, Jenna worked part time in December of 2014 at the Yeadon Police where she was a corporal at the Sheriff’s office for six years.
In January of 2018, Jenna joined the Media Borough police force part time and truly is enjoying her new position in the community. Previously at Yeadon, Jenna did a lot of courthouse work. With Yeadon being more of a high crime neighborhood Jenna finds the connection with the community very different.
When asked why she wanted to make the switch, Jenna cites her main reason as the excellent police department and the congeniality of the community. “The town and residents here appreciate you and thank you or give you a hug or hand-shake for your service,” Jenna states. She feels a great connection between the police force and the community and feels that her work here is very much appreciated.
We would like to extend our warmest Media welcome to new Police Officer Jenna Long! Your work here is positively appreciated, and we are so excited to have you on the Police Force protecting our very special community.