Employee of the Month

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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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City of Porterville

August 2014 Employee of the Month

Officer Wayne Martin

Police Department

Department Directors for the City of Porterville have selected Porterville Police Department Detective Wayne Martin as the Employee of the Month for August 2014.

Wayne has been employed with the City of Porterville since December 2006.  He began his employment as an officer assigned to the Patrol Division.  As a uniformed officer in the Patrol Division, Wayne worked a variety of shifts, handling calls for service and proactively seeking those who were violating the laws.  It was during this time that Detective Martin developed his skills and subsequently his reputation as a thorough investigator and outstanding report writer.  He also developed a reputation of being a reliable and extremely hard worker who is well liked by all of his peers and supervisors.

Based on Wayne’s quality of work in the Patrol Division, he was transferred to the Investigations Division as a detective in January 2013.  As an investigator, Wayne is responsible for investigating a variety of crimes, ranging from simple burglary to homicide.  However, it was quickly realized that he had the temperament and personal skills that would enable him to excel in the investigation of child abuse and sex crimes and he is now the primary investigator for such crimes.  These types of crimes can be difficult not only to investigate, but to gain the trust of the abused victims.  Wayne has these abilities and he has even been recognized by Child Welfare Services as a go-to person when they require assistance. 

As part of his assignment in the Investigations Division, Wayne is also responsible for tracking all registered sex offenders within the jurisdiction of the City of Porterville.  When given this assignment, he developed a more efficient system of tracking these registrants and regularly organizes operations to contact these persons and verify their compliance with their restrictions.

Wayne is also an advisor of the Police Department’s Explorer Program.  As an advisor, he sacrifices many hours of his own time in helping the program and the young adults in the program.  He travels with them several times a year when they are participating in events. 

Despite the workload demands of his current assignment, Wayne has also returned to the classroom and is in the process of obtaining his bachelor’s degree so he can even better serve the community.  He is a valued employee who sets the standards for his fellow employees and is an asset to the Investigations Division, the Police Department, and the City of Porterville.

Detective Martin is married to Rachael and they have two sons, Lucas and Ryan. 

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