The Findlay Police Department recently promoted Sergeant James Mathias to the position of Lieutenant. Lt. Mathias was sworn in by Mayor Lydia Mihalik at the Findlay Municipal Building on Monday, August 7, 2017.
Lieutenant Mathias has been assigned to the Special Services Division, which oversees the Department’s dispatch center, police records, police training, and the officers in the Property, Crime Prevention, and the Court Officer positions.
Mathias began his career with the Findlay Police Department 22 years ago. He was hired as a full-time officer in 1995 and was assigned to the Patrol Division. Prior to his appointment at Findlay Police Department, he worked 4 ½ years with the Upper Sandusky Police Department.
Lt. Mathias has served as a Field Training Officer and was the Findlay Police Department’s Officer of Year in 1996. Lt. Mathias was honored with the John Edward Semen Award for Employee Excellence from the City of Findlay in 2014.
Mathias has served as a Sergeant since January of 2001 and has worked in the Patrol Division. He also served as a Detective Sergeant in the Hancock-METRICH Unit for 4 ½ years.
Mathias is a graduate of New Riegel High School and of Terra State Community College. He has an associate degree in law enforcement.
Mathias and his wife, Tina, have two sons, Cory and Logan