Kennett Square swears in a new police officer
By Steven Hoffman
The Kennett Square Police Department officially welcomed Jacob Andress as its newest full-time officer after he was sworn in at the July 5 council meeting.
Andress, 29, of Oxford, is a 2006 graduate of Oxford Area High School. He earned an associate's degree from the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. He graduated from the police academy at the Delaware County Community College in 2012. He is also training with the Army National Guard. His previous law-enforcement experience includes working at Lincoln University and more recently with the West Chester University Police Department. He was also assigned to be a part of the regional policing effort during the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September of 2015.
Mayor Matthew Fetick, who swore in Andress, explained that it was a two-year search and screening process to fill the three most recent vacancies in the department, including the appointment of Andress. The mayor said that getting to know the new police officers who join the department is among his favorite aspects of the job.