As a Utah native living in Summit County, Justin Martinez began his law enforcement career in 1996. He joined the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in 2005 and was elected Sheriff in 2014. As Sheriff, he commands a staff of more than 150 sworn and civilian employees and oversees every department division as well as all statutory requirements.
Over the span of his law enforcement career, Justin has successfully held multiple supervisory positions. In 2003, he was handpicked from hundreds of applicants to establish the new Draper City Police Department. During this inaugural year, he was named Officer of the Year. He has also been awarded three lifesaving medals throughout his career.
Before his law enforcement career, Justin served two military tours of duty in the United States Coast Guard. He successfully completed air crewman flight candidate school and served as a helicopter air crewman. He received numerous medals and citations before being honorably discharged.
Justin holds an MBA from the University of Utah and a BS in Emergency Service Management Administration from Utah Valley University. He is married and has two daughters and two dogs. His interests include fly-fishing, mountain biking, camping, and skiing.