Lt. Kadas was born in Johnstown,Pennsylvania. He lived in Indiana,Maryland, and Virginia before settling down in Beaufort,SC in 1995. He is married and has a son and daughter. In September, 2001 Lt. Kadas became a member of the Beaufort Police Department. Lt. Kadas graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy as a distinguished graduated in 2002. He earned the department’s Officer the Year award from the Rotary Club in 2004, Officer of the Quarter in 2005 and 2010 and was a member of the Special Operations Team from 2002 thru 2009. Lt. Kadas performed the duties of Accreditation Manager and oversaw the department’s accreditation process with CALEA and the State of South Carolina, where the department became accredited in 2007 with both agencies. Lt. Kadas is responsible for the department’s hiring/promotion processes, internal affairs, training, school resource officers, crossing guards, volunteers and writing/ maintaining the department’s grants and policies.