Sherri Martin

Sherri Martin serves as the National Director of Wellness Services for the Fraternal Order of Police.  A career police officer, Sherri has extensive experience in crisis negotiation and intervention, serving most of her law enforcement career as a patrol supervisor and lead crisis negotiator.  While a member of the Charleston Police Department in South Carolina, where she served the majority of her career, she achieved the rank of Lieutenant, and was responsible for the development of programs in the areas of officer wellness and crisis intervention within the community.  Sherri earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from the Citadel, where she was chosen by faculty to receive the J. Patrick Leverett Award presented to the most outstanding graduate student in the Psychology program.  While pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology, which she completed in 2020 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Sherri led the Fraternal Order of Police National Officer Wellness Committee in a landmark survey of police officers on the subjects of critical stress, stigma, and use of wellness services.  Additionally, Sherri has experience as a clinical therapist, having served military clients diagnosed with PTSD and Clinical Depression during research conducted at Ralph H. Johnston Veterans Affairs Hospital in South Carolina.  She is licensed as a Professional Counselor Associate in the State of Connecticut.  Sherri is a member of the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide, led by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, is a published author and frequent presenter on officer wellness and police suicide.

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