Jonathan Wetternach grew up in the northwest suburbs and volunteered as a police explorer and police reserve in his home community. In 1999, while attending college for law enforcement, Jonathan was hired as a community service officer with the Maple Grove Police Department. Jonathan was promoted to a police officer in 2000. In addition to serving as a patrol officer, he held assignments as a Safe Streets Unit officer, school resource officer, and investigator. Jonathan was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2015. During his nearly four years at the rank of sergeant, he served in the patrol division and the Safe Streets Unit. In 2019, Jonathan was promoted to the rank of commander and currently leads the Services Division. Additionally, he led several successful projects including the implementation of automated license plate readers, field-based reporting, squad car technology, and the Place of Last Drink program.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Metropolitan State University and a Certificate in Leadership from Century College.