Luz Martinez has been working in law enforcement for over thirteen years. She began her career in records and after two years in that position transitioned to the career of dispatcher. Earning many commendations over the past decade for her interactions with the public and for assisting in high intensity situations.
The merit closest to her heart was a recognition earned in 2019 for being able to use her fluent Spanish to help save a baby’s life. Doing so by staying on the line and helping with translation for timely CPR instructions. That call was a reminder and testament of why she fell in love with dispatching in the first place: because it allows her to make a difference and play a vital role in the wellbeing of the community.
Alongside her experience dispatching, Luz has over 600 hours of formal training as a yoga, meditation, and mindfulness teacher. She completed Level 1 AICC Certification through POST at the Riverside Sheriff’s Academy. Her minor studies are in Business Administration from Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya, Mexico. She had the opportunity of living in Mexico for 6 years (during high school and college) and considers that an eye-opening experience that allows her to connect with others on a deeper level. She resides in Los Angeles County, California with her two children.