Martin D. Castellanos has been serving in law enforcement, at either a federal or municipal law enforcement agency since 1987. He's been a law enforcement instructor since 1995.
Marty enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1987. During 27 years of active-duty and reserve service, he earned 4 promotions, Search & Rescue boat crew certifications and Maritime Law Enforcement Instructor certifications.
At Tactical Law Enforcement Team South; he was a Spanish Linguist, Boarding Officer, Deployable Team leader for Law Enforcement Detachments (LEDETs) and IonScan Operator for:
•Counter Narco-Terror deployments on the High Seas
•International Training Missions and
•local community operations.
He was selected to be the unit's first Assistant Training Officer in 1999.
In 2005 he was appointed Officer in Charge of TACLET South's first all-Reserve LEDET; a position normally held by a Chief Petty Officer or a Lieutenant (junior grade). In 2009 he was recalled to active service as a Pre-Deployment Instructor, teaching in Moyock, NC, in direct support of US Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia and the US Navy 5th Fleet for 3 years. He retired from the USCG in 2014.
At the Boca Raton Police Department, Marty serves in the Patrol Division and on the Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He has served on the Investigations Bureau's Tac-Team for surveillances, Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team, and Labor Management Committee. He has assisted the Training Staff as In-Service Instructor and Range Safety Officer, served in support of the Chaplain Team, and the Department Wellness Coordinator.
Marty is a certified Field Training Officer, CIT Officer, CISM Peer/Group Counselor, NRA Pistol Instructor and Spanish speaker. Police retirement is on the near horizon.
His Community Service includes:
Sometime about 1998, students started calling him "Uncle Marty" and the name stuck at both agencies. He founded UNCLE MARTY'S TRAINING & CONSULTING in July 2020 to keep sharing knowledge with other cops. So they can keep their communities SAFE. So they can MITIGATE their agency's liability during honorable careers. And- quite frankly- because funerals suck!