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Cris Martinez

Cris Martinez


Cris began his TABC career as a field agent and undercover agent assigned to the Houston Regional Office. Cris was later promoted to Sergeant and began supervising the undercover operations team, where he personally supervised over 150 undercover operations, which produced countless criminal and administrative cases in the Harris and Galveston County areas. His current assignment is at TABC Headquarters, Office of Inspector General – Training Division where he is the agency’s statewide TCOLE training coordinator and training academy coordinator. Cris is responsible for ensuring compliance with Texas Commission on Law Enforcement statutes and rules as it relates to peace officer appointments and training standards.  Cris spends his time updating and writing training curriculum, teaching in-service classes (online and in-person), and teaching instructor-level courses such as Firearms Instructor, Basic Instructor, Physical Readiness Coordinator, and Force-on-Force Instructor. Cris has been a Field Training Officer for 13 years and has held other assignments such as patrol and community outreach. In addition to his full-time employment with the State of Texas, Cris has maintained a professional involvement in the training of law enforcement officers, cadets, and civilians. As an adjunct instructor at the University of Houston-Downtown Criminal Justice Training Center, Cris has lectured on various topics such as De-Escalation Techniques, Written Communications, Professionalism & Ethics, and Firearms. Cris has attended over twenty-nine hundred (2,900) hours of various law enforcement seminars and schools throughout Texas and the United States

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