Martin retired from Bedfordshire Police as a senior detective in January 2012 having served for 32 years investigating major and serious crime. He also served as the policing commander for Luton and then Bedfordshire. He collaborated and then lead the joint Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Professional Standards.

He is Chief Executive and a Trustee of the Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust, a charity that improves and enhances the security of the homes of the elderly, vulnerable or people at risk from domestic abuse.

Martin was a Football League Match Official having operated at the top level of the game until 2006 but still referees locally.

He still pays cricket, is the Chairman of Southill Park Cricket Club, is a qualified cricket umpire, coach and still occasionally delivers Chance to Shine sessions and assemblies.