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Michigan Sheriff's Association

Lake County

Sheriff: Sheriff Rich Martin

Address: 1153 Michigan Ave.
Baldwin, MI 49304

Telephone: 231-745-2712


Sheriff Martin has been in law enforcement in the public, private, recreational and judicial sectors for over 25 years.  Sheriff Martin is an elected board member of MCRGO while also serving as it’s President and Chair and the senior lead master instructor for the training division.  Being a law enforcement and civilian firearms instructor, he has trained thousands of students and instructors from all over Michigan, the US and Canada.  Martin in the architect and co-author of the first state-based organization CPL program.  Martin heads a department of 22 sworn officers and 60+ correction officers, animal control and marine patrol, also administering the Lake County Residential Reentry Program (LCRRP) for the MDOC, the only one of its kind in Michigan. Starting as a reserve police officer, Martin has worked for the Mattawan Police Department, the Vicksburg Police Department, the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office and the Kalamazoo County District Court. Martin is also a licensed security guard contractor and licensed private detective. Martin is a graduate of the Michigan Sheriff’s Leadership Institute. Originally from Kalamazoo, Martin and his wife live in Luther, while also owning a restaurant near Irons.