It is an honor and a privilege to present Officer Christian Martin with the Plantation Police Department Officer of the Year Award for 2017. Officer Martin began his career with the Plantation Police Department in May of 1989 as a Police Service Aide. After one year in this capacity he was accepted as a Police Officer Cadet and attended the 147th Police Academy Class at Broward College Institute of Public Safety, graduating in December of 1990.
Officer Martin was born and raised in the Fort Lauderdale area, graduating from Stranahan High School in 1984. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1986, achieving the rank of Specialist E4, with a technical specialty as a Helicopter Airframe and Structural Repair Technician.
Officer Martin has served his entire career in the Road Patrol Division which is the backbone of the department. His personnel file reflects a long, honorable career that he and all of us can be proud of. Officer Martin has received numerous awards to include: three Distinguished Performance Awards, two Life Saving Awards, the Officer of the Month Award and a Care Force Award.
Officer Martin received the Officer of the Month award for March 2017, which ultimately earned him this Officer of the Year Award.
In addition to Officer Martin’s Road Patrol duties, he has also volunteered for additional assignments as a member of the Police Honor Guard and as one of the founding members of the department’s SWAT Sniper Team.
Officer Christian Martin’s career has been one of professionalism and dedication to the residents of Plantation. For the reasons listed above the Plantation Police Department is honored to present Officer Martin with the 2017 Officer of the Year award.