Audrey Martini





The Neighborhood Associations of Michigan’s Board of Directors approved renaming the NAM Community Oriented Policing Awards to the NAM Audrey Z. Martini Community Oriented Policing Awards during their February 2014 board meeting.

This recognition was based on Audrey’s commitment to community oriented policing as both a policing theory and a policing methodology, and her enthusiastic support of the Neighborhood Associations of Michigan.

Audrey recently retired as Director of Outreach for the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Administration from MSU and a Masters from Wayne State University in Urban Planning. Audrey joined the Detroit Police Department (DPD) in 1968 and was promoted to Sergeant in 1974 and seven years later to the rank of Lieutenant. Shortly thereafter she was designated Executive Lieutenant for the Crimes Against Persons Section, Major Crimes Division. The Crimes Against Persons Section had responsibility for armed robberies and sexual assault offenses committed in the City of Detroit. Audrey retired from the DPD in 1987 to accept a part-time position with Lansing Community College’s Criminal Justice and Law Center as a Special Projects coordinator.

After providing part-time teaching for the School of Criminal Justice, she came to MSU full time in January 1991 to be the school's Internship Coordinator. Later, Audrey expanded her duties as the new Director of Outreach with responsibilities for alumni liaison, off-campus non-credit training and the School's Internet Masters program. She currently focuses on off-campus non-credit training activities including the State Training Center's Training Coordinator for D.A.R.E. Michigan, co-facilitating the MSU School of Staff and Command, working with a community policing training and technical assistance team in the Flint Police Department, and with an MSU research team on a Michigan State Police Smart Policing project.

Congratulations, Audrey!

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