|Detective Joey Martin|
The division's core values are to Identify Crime, Solve Crime, and Obtain Convictions that enhances the quality of life for the citizens and visitors to Poinsett County utilizing a data-driven crime reduction strategy.
The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is a multi-task-orientated unit of highly trained and experienced criminal investigators.
It is the commitment of the CID to strive for excellence and professionalism and to provide compassion and understanding while diligently working for the citizens in their time of need.
Detective Joey Martin started his career at the age 16 as a cadet with the Mesquite, Texas Police Department and then with the Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas State Trooper). While serving as a cadet, he attended El. Centro College and South West Texas State University and Majored in Criminal Justice and Psychology.
At the age of 21, he was then accepted to the Regional Police Academy in Arlington, Texas. He worked for Commerce Department of Public Safety where he had a duel role as a Police Officer and Fire Fighter.
In 1989, he moved from the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area to Arkansas and started with the Fordyce Police Department where he worked Patrol, Criminal Investigation, and Admin Assistant as Chief of Police.
He has numerous training hours in various subjects dealing with law enforcement. He was in the first Narcotics Certification Class, Hostage Negotiator, DWI Enforcement, Juvenile Justice, Criminal Investigation, Law Enforcement Instructor, Crisis Intervention, Radar, Cult and Satanism, Gangs, Homeland Security, Terrorism Classes, and has received his Senior Certification.
At the age of 34, he took his first Chief of Police job in Tuckerman in 2000 and became friends with a gentleman by the name of Sheriff Jim Bishop of Jackson County. He began working with the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office in 2004 and worked here until 2009. He returned to Poinsett County Sheriff's Office in 2014.
He is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division with the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office and works with the different state and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. If he may be of any assistance to anyone, please email him at email@example.com.