Miami Beach Police Officer Arthur Martineau Promoted to Regional Director for National Police Athletic League
(Miami Beach, FL) Apr 12, 2019 -
Growing up in Brooklyn, Miami Beach Police Officer Arthur Martineau saw firsthand how the lack of police presence and leadership affected children in the community. Committing to make a difference in the lives of young people ever since, Officer Martineau has served as the Executive Director of the Miami Beach Police Athletic League (PAL) for over nine years and is also the President of Police Athletic/Activities League of South Florida. As a result of his dedication to the community and youth, Martineau was recently promoted to serve as Region 3 Director for the National PAL.
“Since 1997, Art has been involved with working with youth in South Florida and has a passion about his work,” noted National PAL President Barbara Bonilla. “I am very excited to have him join us and serve as Regional Director. I know he will bring enthusiasm to this position and his region.”
Receiving several awards for his community work through the years, Officer Martineau was named Employee of the Year by the City of Miami Beach this November. He also received one of the city’s highest accolades, the One Team, One City Community Service Award, alongside his wife, Deborah in 2018, which they also won in 2012. Additionally, Officer Martineau was named the Fraternal Order of Police Member of the Year and earned runner-up for Officer of the Year this past year.
“Serving as Executive Director for the Miami Beach PAL has been the most rewarding position I have ever had,” added Officer Martineau. “Knowing that the children and teens that walk through our doors leave with a newly found sense of purpose, a passion for serving the community and a bond with police officers, who they see as mentors and role models, makes me grateful for where I am today and for the life-changing work I get to do daily. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.”