Command and Staff Program

Lt. Christopher Kozub, Cuyahoga County Sheriff, OH ~ ~ 440-897-6649

Christopher Kozub is a lieutenant with Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s department which is located in Northern Ohio. He has been with the Sheriff’s Department since 2007 where he was assigned to the courts division, transport unit, and community policing impact unit. In 2014 he was promoted to Sergeant where he was assigned to the Sheriffs Field operations unit and Impact Unit. In 2019 he was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to the narcotics and evidence units.
Lieutenant Kozub currently supervises the Sheriffs Special Operations unit which is comprised of the narcotics unit, warrant unit, K-9 unit and Deputies assigned to Task forces. Along with these assignments he has ancillary duties over seeing a multitude of grant fund operations including marine patrols, and highway traffic safety initiatives. He is also the Liaison for the department for any Special events coordination.

Lieutenant Kozub holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice management from Union Institute and University, and an Associate’s of technical studies from Cuyahoga County Community College.

Sgt. Joseph “Joey” Stabler, Baldwin County Sheriff, AL ~ ~ 251-654-4532

Joseph “Joey” Stabler currently serves as a Sergeant within the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Services Command overseeing a Patrol Squad. He began his career with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office in June 2013. He attended the Alabama P.O.S.T.C Basic Police Academy in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Uniform Services Command Patrol Division. He has spent his career within the Uniform Services Command serving as a member of the Special Operations Unit working criminal interdiction along two main drug corridors and as a Patrol Deputy. He achieved the rank of Corporal in January 2019 and Sergeant in February 2023. He also serves as a member of the Crisis and Hostage Negotiations Team.

Sergeant Stabler graduated from the University of South Alabama in December 2015, successfully obtaining a bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology. He received the Trilogy Award through the FBI-LEEDA Program in February 2022. He strives to grow within his law enforcement career and maintain the elite standard of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.

Sergeant Stabler is a devoted family man, being married to his wife, Paige, for over 5 years. They have two daughters and twin boys that keep them chaotically sane. Off time is spent taking them to and from dance, school, and other events held throughout the community. He was raised in a law enforcement family, which ignited his passion and interest for the profession.

Lt. Michael Kathmen, Horry County PD, SC ~ ~ 843-504-5241

Lieutenant Michael “Mick” Kathman began his law enforcement career with the Horry County, SC Police Department in 2004. He achieved the highest cumulative academic score for his class while at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, earning the J.P. Strom Award upon graduation.

Lieutenant Kathman was initially assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division as a Patrol Officer and was later promoted to the rank of Corporal. In 2010, he transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division as a Detective. Kathman was promoted to Sergeant in 2016 and returned to patrol before transferring to the Training Unit. He later served as the Sergeant of the Homicide Unit prior to his promotion to Lieutenant in 2019. As a lieutenant in the Support Services Division, Kathman has had leadership roles in the following units: Training, Victim Services, Accreditation, and Logistics. He is currently assigned to the Training Unit.

Kathman previously acted as the department’s Court Liaison and is currently the Policy Review Committee chairman, a member of the Horry County Grievance Committee, Project Lifesaver Coordinator, and Designated Infection Control Officer. He is a South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy certified instructor, Taser instructor, and Project Lifesaver Electronic Search Specialist instructor.

Lieutenant Kathman earned his undergraduate degree from Liberty University.

Lt. Thomas Shay, Horry County PD, SC ~ ~ 843-504-0653

Lt. Thomas Shay grew up in Malvern, PA before moving to South Carolina to attend Clemson University. While at Clemson he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.
He began his career in law enforcement in 2010 where he worked as a deputy for the Horry County Sheriff’s Office at their detention facility. In 2012, he was hired by the Horry Country Police Department and began his career as a police officer.
During his time as an officer, he worked patrol and spent time on the Street Crimes Unit. He was then promoted to Corporal, followed by Sergeant, where his time was dedicated to supervising patrol shifts. Once promoted to Lieutenant, he has split his time between the Support Services Division and acting as a Deputy Commander over a precinct in the Uniform Patrol Division. He is currently in the Support Services Division where he supervises evidence, records and acts as the court liaison. Lt. Shay has a secondary duty at the Police Department where he serves as a team leader for the sniper unit on the SWAT team.