Oscar Martinez

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Full Name : Oscar Martinez
Gender : Male
Family :
  • Lifelong resident of Lake County, Indiana
  • Wife of 25 years (married 1994), Melissa
  • Their 3 children: Alyssa 25, Amanda 23, and Oscar Martinez III 20.
Home City : St. John
Education : Sheriff Martinez attended Washington High School and graduated from Central High School in 1989.  He graduated from Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL with a degree in Computerized Business and Accounting. In 2007, he completed Northwestern University Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command Course in Lansing, IL. Graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1993.
Professional Experience : More than 25-year veteran of the Lake County Sheriff's Department. He began his service in the Patrol Division and has since worked in multiple divisions of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department; including as an undercover Task Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Over the years, Oscar has progressed from Patrolman to Corporal to Sergeant to Lieutenant to Deputy.

Commander of the Lake County Drug Task Force
Political Experience : Lake County Sheriff — 2016 to present
Org Membership : He is the President of the St. John Girls Softball League (15 years), the President of the South Town Youth Softball League (10 years) and the former Vice President Lake Central Youth Basketball (5 years). Oscar is also a member of the Quad Town Youth Softball League Program

Past 25 years he has been an active member of the Lake County Police Union (AFL-CIO) and an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police.