Jim Martin served nearly 23 years in Law Enforcement, serving as a Lieutenant and Assistant Jail Commander with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office in Southern Indiana. During his career with the Sheriff’s Office, he served as a Motor Patrol Deputy, a K9 handler, a supervisor in the jail and the Court Security Unit, as well as an investigator in the Professional Standards Unit. His duties as the assistant jail commander included serving as the command staff liaison for the Jail’s medical unit and the Community Mental Health Task Force and was part of a transition team during the building of a new jail facility in 2006, overseeing the successful movement of inmates from one facility to another. Jim oversaw the conversion from paper records to an electronic jail management system, the move to an electronic kiosk commissary system, and a complete transition from face-to-face inmate visitation to total video visitation. He also established a robust field-training program within the jail, which led to a state-approved jail officer training school.
Jim also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Evansville providing instruction in public service administration and organizational leadership. Until recently, Jim currently served as Vice President of Program Development with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). During this time, he spoke nationally on topics covering correctional health care, suicide prevention, mental health issues and care in our jails and prisons, tactical communications for health care workers, COVID-19 mitigation, and building better working relationships between custody and health care.
Now, Jim is the Chief Operating Officer for Physician Correctional, USA, a correctional healthcare company that is dedicated to using evidence-based practices in health care, mental health care, and dental services for the incarcerated population of the United States