Sheriff Smith Promotes Vincent Martin to Rank of Captain

Captain Vincent Martin and Sheriff Donald B. Smith Captain Vincent Martin and Sheriff Donald B. Smith

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the promotion of Vincent Martin to the rank of Captain in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Captain Martin, a 25 year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office started his illustrious career as a corrections officer at the Putnam County Correctional Facility. He later became a deputy sheriff working as a uniformed deputy assigned to the Patrol Division. Interested in the youth of Putnam County, Captain Martin served as a school resource officer assigned to Carmel High School and was an advisor with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Cadet program until being appointed to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation as a criminal investigator. Prior to this promotion, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Investigator supervising the department’s Identification and Forensics Unit until his most recent promotion on July 22nd.

Captain Martin recently attended the Leadership in Police Organizations school sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Captain Martin commands the department’s Operations and Communications Division. He oversees the workings of the Sheriff’s Office communications center, develops strategic plans relating to special events, and coordinates multi-agency law operations. He is also tasked with being the liaison between the Sheriff’s Office and Putnam County’s Bureau of Emergency Services and 9-1-1 Center.

Captain Martin’s promotion ceremony was held at the sheriff’s office with his wife, mother, brother and children looking on. During the ceremony, Sheriff Smith described Captain Martin as being “an intelligent, hard-working, hands-on type of leader in the sheriff’s office.”

The Sheriff went on to say, “Captain Martin has worked on several important projects as a Senior Investigator which has aided us in improving the department’s effectiveness. I am confident that, through his leadership, he will implement procedures which will bring the Operations and Communications Division to an even higher level.”

Article | by Dr. Radut