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Marc Martin announces candidacy for sheriff
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After serving in every division of the Sheriff’s Department for the past two decades, Chief Investigator Marc Martin believes his experience gives him a unique insight into the daily operation of the Sheriff’s Office, an intimate understanding of the management of all divisions and an excellent qualification for leadership.

“I’ve risen through the ranks serving as corrections officer, patrol deputy and investigator,” Martin said. “In my current position as Chief Investigator, I have the responsibility of managing all active investigations at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, as well our office’s cooperation with the McMinnville Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. I also supervise a highly qualified team of professional investigators who work to ensure the safety of Warren County.”

Under his leadership, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office has become one of Tennessee’s most efficient law enforcement agencies in terms of case clearance. As a top command officer, he also actively participates in the management of Warren County Jail.

Furthermore, Martin is the supervisor of the School Resource Officer program. He works closely with Warren County schools staff members and administration, the Warren County School Board and the deputies assigned to the SRO program. Each of the SROs answer directly to Martin. Under his command, these officers provide a law enforcement presence for every school, administer the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program and provide protection for more than 6,000 students.

“I help the schools develop yearly safety plans and provide Active Shooter Training to school staff in an effort to help lessen the likelihood of a school shooting incidence,” said Martin. “I want our children to be safe at school and save lives if such an unthinkable tragedy did occur.”

Martin is also one of the original members of the Warren County Drug Court. This adult recovery court aims to help people dealing with drug abuse and mental illness to find the right path to becoming productive members of society.

 “I believe we should do what we can to learn why people continue to stay in legal trouble and use any resources that we have available to help these people break that cycle,” said Martin.

Martin said the Sheriff’s Department has come a long way, crediting Jackie Matheny for laying a firm foundation of successes. Martin believes he can build upon those to ensure the Sheriff’s Department continues in the right direction for the future.

“I believe this can be accomplished by utilizing the latest training, technology and old-fashioned hard work so the future of Warren County is a safe and bright one for our children and grandchildren,” said Martin. “I’m proud of the work we’ve put in so far to make things better and I’m enthusiastic about digging in and working hard to see how much better we can be.”

Martin says he is not afraid of making the difficult decisions, asking the tough questions or adapting how the Sheriff’s Department operates to better serve the community. Martin is running in the general election as an independent candidate.

“I would appreciate your vote Aug. 2,” Martin said. “If you have any questions, please reach out to me. You can also learn more about me by visiting or following me on Facebook.”