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Biography of: W.J. Martin 

Department of Law Enforcement 


  • Bartow Senior High School, Class of 1976
  • Law Enforcement Minimum Standard, Polk Community College, July 1979
  • Associates of Art Degree/Liberal Arts, University of Saint Leo, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree/Organization Management, Warner Southern College, 2001
  • University of South Florida Institute of Executive Leadership Development Program, 2001
  • Masters of Science Degree/Management,  Warner University 2008
  • Certified Public Manager, Florida State University 2006

Professional Experience:

Polk County Sheriff's Office (Bartow, Florida)
July 1979 - Present

Professional Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations: 

  • International Association for Identification
  • Florida Association for Identification
  • International Narcotic Officers Association
  • Florida Narcotic Officers Association
  • Florida Homicide Investigators Association
  • Polk County HIDTA Steering Committee Chairman (2003)
  • Tampa Bay Regional Violent Crimes Coordinating Team
  • Polk County Chiefs Association
  • Warner Southern College Alumni Association
  • Central Florida HIDTA  Executive Committee

Community/Civic Affiliations:

  • 4 Corners Rotary