It's a Wild, Wild World!

Monday, November 5: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Managing apartment communities is not for the faint at heart. Attend this session to gain knowledge on staying safe while working at your community, responding to an active shooter situation, working with local authority to reduce criminal activity, and an update on the opioid epidemic.

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Josh Martin, Homeport
Mr. Martin has over 18 years in affordable housing experience in both property management and asset management. Currently, he oversees 17+ multi-family and senior sites located throughout Central Ohio responsible for budget review, management company oversight, property refinancing, financial strategies and negotiation, and maintaining compliance according to regulatory standards. Prior to joining Homeport Mr. Martin served as the Director of Property Management with Community Properties of Ohio responsible for over 1,300 apartments. His designations include: CHAM (Certified Housing Asset Manager), CAM, (Certified Apartment Manager); COS, (Certified Occupancy Specialist) and HCCP, (Housing Credit Certified Professional).


Sergeant Chris Cheatham, Columbus Police Department – Defense Tactic Unit

  • • 20 Years in Patrol
  • • 15 Years as a Patrol Officer
  • • 5 Years as a Patrol Sergeant
  • • Graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Criminology
  • • OPOTC Defensive Tactics Instructor since 2000
  • • Master Taser Instructor since 2009

Lieutenant Robb Moore, Columbus Division of Fire TEMS
Lieutenant Robb has served with the Columbus Division of Fire for 22 years where he was recently promoted to lieutenant. During that time, he has served as a firefighter, HAZMAT technician, rescue technician, dive supervisor, paramedic, and instructor. He is one of the founding members of the DART (Dive And Rescue Team) and TEMS (Tactical Emergency Medical Support) teams.

Chad Ketler, Community Properties of Ohio
Mr. Chad Ketler has been with Community Properties of Ohio since its inception in April 2003. He is currently President & CEO of Community Properties of Ohio Management Services (CPO Management), an affiliate of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH). CPO Management began as a $133 million preservation initiative, consisting of 250 buildings and 1,385 scattered-site units in seven inner-city neighborhoods. This effort sought to create neighborhood stability and a climate of revitalization through housing renovation and effective management. Mr. Ketler is responsible for directing all facets of the organization including financial management, operations and business development. He also serves as the President & CEO of the 501(c)(3), Community Properties Impact Corporation (CPO Impact) and plays a key role in maintaining the mission-driven focus of the organization. Mr. Ketler serves on the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Compliance Advisory Committee. He is an active member of the CAA (Columbus Apartment Association), represents CPO nationally through NAHMA (National Affordable Housing Management Association), and is the current President of MAHMA (Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association).

Lieutenant Weir, Columbus Police Department
Lieutenant Smith Weir has been with the Columbus Division of Police since December of 1999. A native of the Cleveland area, Weir graduated from Chagrin Falls High School in 1992. He graduated from Ohio University in 1997 with a degree in Sociology/Criminology. As an officer, Lieutenant Weir worked the South Linden area and was certified as a gang investigator through the National Gang Crime Research Center. In 2006, Weir was assigned to the Violent Crime Impact Team, a taskforce comprised of CPD and ATF agents. Weir conducted weapons and narcotics investigations centered around criminal gangs in Weinland Park, Linden, and the near east side. Promoted to sergeant in 2011, Weir worked North Linden until 2013 and then headed up the Community Response Team on the east side. Lieutenant Weir was promoted to Lieutenant in 2015, and has been assigned to the far north and far east sides. Lieutenant Weir has worked with Community Properties of Ohio since 2004 as a special duty officer and began coordinating the Eliminate the Elements program in 2014.

Detective Patrick Shrodes, Columbus Police Department SWAT (Retired)
Retired Detective Patrick Shrodes has 24 years of law enforcement experience with the Columbus Police Department. He is a certified OPOTO instructor and has taught courses including hazmat operations, response to terror incidents, chemical attacks, clandestine lab operations, covert operations and tactical operations. He spent three years on the board of directors for the Clandestine Laboratory Investigators Association as the Executive Director of Training and is nationally recognized as an expert in clandestine laboratory response and chemical drugs. During his 24 year career with the Columbus Division of Police, he spent five and a half years working as a patrol officer on the west side and campus areas, eighteen years in the Narcotics Bureau working long-term undercover operations, wiretaps and tactical operations. He has also been a member of the Columbus Division of Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit for eighteen years as a diver.