Captain Steven Markasky
Steven Markasky is a Jacksonville native, who graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2009. Steven attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville College but later earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix. Steven began working for the City of Jacksonville at the age of 16, where he worked for the Parks and Recreation department. His law enforcement career started in 2012 for the City of Jacksonville.
During his career, he has been promoted to the ranks of Corporal and Sergeant and has been assigned as a Field Training Officer, Special Weapon’s and Tactics -Team Leader, Canine Handler, Certified TCOLE instructor and Marine Safety Enforcement Officer. Steven also became certified as a Drug Recognition Expert in 2015. Steven currently holds an Advanced Peace Officer License. Steven has been awarded Officer of the Year in 2013 and Supervisor of the Year in 2019 through the Jacksonville Police Association. In 2016, Steven was a recipient of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Hero award. Steven and his K9 Niko have also ranked in National Competitions. Steven was promoted to the Operations Bureau Captain in March of 2020.
Captain Nathan Winship
Nathan Winship, having a self-employment background in gunsmithing, residential construction, and disaster housing inspections; is a former Jacksonville Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni (2004). Winship began his law enforcement career with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office where he was a dispatcher for two months prior to being hired by the Jacksonville Police Department as a recruit in April of 2008. Winship was one of the first of two recruits to be hired and sent through the East Texas Police Academy as an employee of the city. After completing field training with the department, Winship earned certifications as a Marine Safety Enforcement Officer, Field Training Officer, and recently received certification as a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) instructor.
During his tenure with the Jacksonville Police Department, Winship has served as Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, and Sergeant of the Criminal Investigations Division. In July 2020, Winship was promoted to the position of Support Services Captain. Winship currently holds an Advanced Peace Officer Certificate, and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Business Administration and Management with Liberty University.