On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the Yorba Linda City Council voted to approve the appointment of Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Cory Martino as the Chief of Police Services for the City of Yorba Linda. Lt. Martino replaces Lt. Jarrett Kurimay who received a new assignment with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
“Public safety has always been a top priority of the City Council and we look forward to how Lt. Martino’s leadership and abilities will continue the tradition of safety in our community for residents and businesses,” stated Mayor Gene Hernandez.
Lt. Martino began his career with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 2000 and has served the Department in a variety of capacities. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2012 and worked at the Central Jail Facility, as a Tactical Sergeant, a part of the S.A.F.E. Division, and in the Internal Affairs Bureau. In 2017, he was promoted to Lieutenant where he oversaw Custody Operations at the Theo Lacy Facility. Since February, he has served as the Academy Commander for the Sheriff’s Department.
Lt. Martino earned his Master of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from Ashworth University and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Chapman University.
As Chief of Police Services, Lt. Martino will command and direct the overall operation of law enforcement services in Yorba Linda. City Manager Mark Pulone stated, “Lt. Martino’s vast experience with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department makes him uniquely qualified to lead Yorba Linda Police Services. We look forward to Lt. Martino joining our City team.”
Yorba Linda Police Services is provided via a contract with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.