Jonathon Church joined HoCoSAO in March of 2022. He is an accomplished lawyer with a long history of public service. Church was a member of the Anne Arundel County Police Department for 19 years. After retiring from the police force, Church worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County SAO, served as Assistant General Counsel for the Pentagon, and worked as a Deputy State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County SAO. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with honors.
While working at PG SAO, Church created the State’s Attorney’s Training Academy for prosecutors and police officers. He conducted more than 60 training classes in 2020-2021, covering all areas of the law including use of force and 4th and 5th amendment issues. Since 2002, he has also worked as an instructor for the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission, teaching new police officer recruits’ criminal law and legislative trends that impact law enforcement officers.