Chief Deputy John Budensiek is a career law enforcement officer who has served the citizens of Martin County for 24 years. He began his career at the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 as a uniform deputy on Road Patrol. Throughout his career, he served as a narcotics detective and on SWAT, starting as an entry team member and working through the ranks to become the SWAT Team Commander. His career also includes working in every supervisory rank within the Sheriff’s Office. He currently oversees all the departments at MCSO.
Chief Deputy Budensiek has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University and has studied at IRSC and at The University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. The Chief is a lifetime Martin County resident who lives in Hobe Sound with his wife and four children.