Sheriff Martinez has served the County of Brooks since 2009. Martinez
plans, organizes, implements, administers and evaluates all Sheriff’s Office
operations and programs. Sheriff Martinez studied at Baylor University.
Prior to Brooks
County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Martinez served as a Texas State Trooper from
1979 until his retirement in 2008, retiring at the rank of Sergeant. During
that time, Martinez’ responsibilities spanned from enforcing traffic and
criminal laws, investigation of motor vehicle traffic crashes, and providing a
visible police presence in his area of responsibility. In 1990, Martinez joined the Narcotics Service of the Department of
Public Safety which charged him with the overall direction of the state’s
enforcement efforts against illegal drug trafficking in Texas. He played an integral role in
identifying and targeting individuals and organizations diverting large
quantities of controlled substances for illicit sale while Undercover in the
South Texas area until his retirement in 2008.
Sheriff Martinez’ most current focus and attention has been drawn to the abundant
migration from persons from all over the world across the border of Mexico
which has caught the attention of State, Federal, and International Agencies as
the United States moves toward an immigration policy and strategy.