As an agent with California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), Sal Martinez works to keep California residents and visitors safe.
Martinez has served the state as an ABC agent for 15 years and has assisted in training agents for the department. His duties have included day, night and weekend shifts working to enforce ABC rules and regulations and to educate the public on topics such as underage drinking, the importance of clerks and servers checking IDs and the consequences of furnishing alcohol to those under 21 years old.
Prior to becoming an ABC agent, Martinez worked as a licensing registration examiner for Department of Motor Vehicles and licensing program analyst for the Department of Social Services for a total of 25 years serving the State of California. His law enforcement work prior to becoming an ABC agent included the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department and Cal EXPO Police.
As president of CABCA and a CSLEA board member, Martinez looks forward to doing everything possible to assist members with their careers and membership needs.
"As CABCA president, I represent ABC agents and licensing representatives. These ABC professionals work to keep our streets and neighborhoods safe," said Martinez. "ABC agents work in uniforms and plain cloths to conduct investigations, and assist local law enforcement when needed. ABC licensing representatives play a big role in determining whether issuing an ABC license to a person or premises would be contrary to public welfare and morals."