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Springville welcomes new police chief Craig Martinez

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Craig Martinez is the new Chief of Police for the Springville Police Department. He was appointed by Mayor Rick Child, and the city council subsequently approved the appointment.

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Martinez will be sworn in on June 4, at 6:30 p.m. prior to the Springville City Council Meeting. Immediately following the ceremony, an open house will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room to celebrate. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony and open house. Springville Civic Center, 110 South Main Street, Springville.

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Martinez replaces ScottrFinlayson, who retired in May. Appointed on April 1, 1996, Finlaysonrserved as Chief of Police for twenty-three years, the longest running policerchief in Springville history. Finlayson had worked in law enforcement for artotal of forty years.

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Having previously servedrin the Marine Corps, the Utah Highway Patrol, the Utah State Prison, and therFederal Aviation Administration, Martinez brings a long list of experience torhis new position. Prior to his appointment as Springville’s Police Chief,rMartinez served as a Captain for the Orem Police Department, where he workedrfor sixteen years.

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One of hisrresponsibilities within the Orem PD was being the face of the department’srFacebook page.

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There are many in Oremrwho are sad to see Martinez leaving the department. Collectively, there haverbeen hundreds of social media posts wishing him well and bemoaning the loss ofrhis distinctive, often humorous voice on the Orem PD page. He’s becomerwell-known for his witty and transparent posts that are designed to educate andrinform—a practice that some say he’ll continue in his new job as Chief ofrPolice.

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Martinez has long been a fixture in Utah County, as he was raised in Spanish Fork. He and his wife, Shantelle, have three children ages 14 to 25.

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