Martin joined Surrey Special constabulary in October 1987 and served 8 years, reaching the rank of Section Officer and with responsibility for divisional training. In 1990 he started as a communications operator as Guildford Police Station, moving on to Surrey HQ Operations room 3 years later, whilst there he was also involved in a number of projects relating to call handling and dispatching, before moving to a training role in 2001.
Other roles within the force followed including Crime and Incident auditing and Data Protection, before he left the force in 2010.
Martin is a keen advocate of Social media and was involved on the periphery of the Surrey Police Twitter roll out with Roger Neild.
He was also a games maker at London 2012 and currently volunteers with Surrey Search & Rescue where he is a Search Technician and trainee RPAS (Drone) pilot.
“As a supporter of our Emergency Services – both paid and voluntary I fully support the work for a National Emergency Services Memorial.”