Heliodoro Martinez was born and raised in Houston’s Near Northside with two brothers and three sisters. He attended Robert E. Lee elementary school, now the Leonel Castillo community center, John Marshall Jr. High school and Jefferson Davis Sr. High.
He started out his law enforcement career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. There he worked as a “Field Boss”, supervising inmates outside the prison compound. He attended Houston Community College Police Academy in 1992 and upon graduating he was hired by the Houston Community College Police Department as a Police Officer. He started and led the first Honor Guard detail in the department. He rose through the ranks from police officer to Detective then Sergeant of Investigations/Internal Affairs where he supervised one investigator and the communications division. He was assigned as the department liaison with the US Secret Service (High Tech Task Force). He was later promoted to lieutenant in charge of his own command of the N/E Houston sector. He was also tasked with managing the department’s training division. Ensuring that all officers in the department were in compliance with T.C.O.L.E. and departmental mandates.
He holds a Master Peace Officer and Instructor Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Constable Martinez graduated from Houston Community College’s Leadership Excellence Institute.
He has extensive training in Emergency Management and N.I.M.S. National Incident Management System.
He has extensive training in the areas of Internal Affairs through the Bill Blackwood LEMIT - Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
Constable Martinez and his wife Sandra were married in January 1995 and they have two children; Cathryn (15) and son Heliodoro Anthony (Tony) (9).
Constable Martinez believes in giving back to the community. He has volunteered his time with the Sunshine Kids for many years and serves as the Head of Security for the Bayou City Art festival.
Constable Martinez is committed to building a department that the citizens of Precinct 6 and this county can trust, depend on and be proud of which he has been doing since he took the office of Constable on November 24, 2014.