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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • St. James Police Department welcomes Officer Tara Martin

  • Officer Tara Martin is now a police officer for the St. James Police Department.

    Martin is the daughter of Tena and Steve Martin of Rochester. She was raised in Rochester before attending Minnesota State University Mankato where she studied law enforcement and Spanish.
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  • Officer Tara Martin is now a police officer for the St. James Police Department.
    Martin is the daughter of Tena and Steve Martin of Rochester. She was raised in Rochester before attending Minnesota State University Mankato where she studied law enforcement and Spanish.
    While in college, Martin volunteered at the New Ulm Police Department, and was active in area law enforcement.
    “This is my first road job,” says Martin. “But, I’ve been a dispatcher, correctional officer, deputy and reserve officer.”
    Her duties in St. James will include patrolling town and responding to calls from dispatch.
    When not working for the city of St. James, Martin enjoys fishing and hunting, and can be seen  riding her motorcycle through town.
    “I like the diversity of St. James, and how people around here really embrace their culture,” says Martin.
    Keep an eye out for her on patrol and remember to follow the law to avoid citations from St. Jame’s newest police officer Tara Martin.
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