Josh Lonergan, Deputy Chief
Ph: 770-943-3087, ext. 2015
Joshua Graduated High School in New Hampshire from Pinkerton Academy in 2001 and moved to Georgia to enter a career to become an electrician. Joshua completed a four-year apprenticeship program at the Independent Electrical Contractors Inc. National Technical School in Atlanta. After graduating this program Joshua went on to take the Department of Labor General Low Voltage Electrician Test fulfilling his first dream to become a licensed electrician. After the economy decline in 2006, Joshua found a new passion and wanted to enter into a career in law enforcement. Joshua started with the Georgia Department of corrections. Within the first year of being a corrections officer, he became the Officer in Charge of his shift. The second year he took on the role of being an outside detail officer managing the safety and security of up to 13 inmates. In 2008, Joshua was given the opportunity to further his career in Law Enforcement and was hired on with the City of Canton. Joshua completed the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy in May of 2008. Joshua worked for the City of Canton for three years where he received multiple awards and recognition for his work habits. Some of these were two Mothers Against Drunk Driving awards, rookie of the year, Medal of Valor, and multiple supervisor recognitions for a job well done. Joshua decided to try to work a little closer to home and was hired by the City of Hiram in March of 2011. Since his employment with the city, he has worked multiple shifts and sections. Joshua started in Uniform Patrol but in 2012 took on the role of a detective. In 2014, Joshua was promoted to a Patrol Sergeant. In 2017, Joshua was promoted to Lieutenant where he supervised both Uniform Patrol and Special Operations. While Lieutenant in 2018 Joshua acted as the Officer In Charge of the department while in search of a qualified chief. In 2019, Joshua was promoted again to the position of Deputy Chief. Joshua has received multiple awards while employed with Hiram. Joshua received a commendation for catching a burglary in progress, a lifesaving award, and multiple other supervisor recognitions. Joshua has received over 1,500 hours of law enforcement training in his career. Joshua says “I love serving the community in which I live”. Joshua is always willing to volunteer his time and serves on the Paulding Public Safety Appreciation as a Board Member. Joshua also educates high school age young adults in the law enforcement Skills USA organization. Above everything else, Joshua loves to spend time with his wife and three girls. He volunteers as a softball and soccer coach to not only his children but also others on the teams.
Lieutenant Joseph Crosson
Lieutenant Joseph Crosson began his law enforcement career with the City of Atlanta department of Corrections in November 2013. He then decided to continue his law enforcement career with the City of Hiram Police Department in May 2015. During Lt. Crosson’s tenure with the City of Hiram, he has received superior recognition not only within the department but from the public as well. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Service above Self appreciation award presented by the Rotary club of Paulding County and was named the Officer of the year by the City of Hiram. Soon after, he received a promotion to the rank of Sergeant in October 2017. In July 2019, Crosson was then promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As the uniform patrol commander, Lieutenant Crosson has continued to show his dedication to the City of Hiram.