Meet Deputy Medina

Dear Ventura Families,

My name is Deputy Medina, but my friends and family call me Jolly.  I started working at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 as a student worker.  In 1999, I became a full time civilian employee until 2002, at which time I graduated from the Valencia Criminal Justice Institute and became a Deputy Sheriff. During my time at the Sheriff’s Office, I have had the pleasure of working and assisting in multiple departments to include Records, Intake, Evidence, Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Community Services.  I was a detective in the Property Crimes Unit for 10 years, until June 2016 when I transferred to the School Safety Division.   

As a School Resource Officer, I have worked at various schools, until 2018 when Ventura Elementary stole my heart, and I choose it as my home. GOOOO TIGERS!!!  Working in the school system has shown me a different side of law enforcement which has become my passion.   

During my time off from work I enjoy reading, cooking, and going to the beach.  I truly live the “Salt Life” and that’s often where I am on the weekends.  I’ve been told I inadvertently tend to walk around with a serious face; but I assure you I am very approachable.  Behind the serious face, is a great smile, and amazing sense of humor.