|Agency||Essex Vermont Police Department|
|Dates of Service||May 2015 - November 2021|
|Last Known Status||Separated|
In 2017, Martel assaulted a female victim.
Martel sent unsolicited nude photos to a female victim.
Martel used regulated hormone drugs.
On May 5, 2022, a police investigation reviewed "sufficient evidence to clearly prove" the three earlier allegations against Martel. Other allegations were not sustained, due to a lack of information.
Undisclosed disciplinary action was taken against Martel.
In the summer of 2020, in an "online setting", Martel took a "digital image of an intimate area" of a woman he knew without her consent.
In 2021, the Essex Police Department received a complaint of voyeurism against Martel.
In June 2021, the State Police opened an investigation at the request of the Essex Police Department.
Martel was suspended.
On October 5, 2021, the State's Attorney placed a Brady letter in Martel's file, stating that they were unable "to rely on his testimony as a credible witness".
On October 29, 2021, Martel was issued a citation on suspicion of voyeurism.
In November 2021, Martel was separated from the department. Details were not provided.
On February 23, 2022, the charges were dismissed due to "insurmountable evidentiary issues".
- Auditi Guha, Internal investigation of Essex Police officer found three instances of improper conduct, including assault, VT Digger, 2022-06-08
- Lance Martel E, Town of Essex, govSalaries
- Alan Keays, Essex police officer facing voyeurism charge, suspended from job, VT Digger, 2021-10-29
- Criminal Citation for Voyeurism, Vermont State Police, 2021-10-29