Marty Castellanos
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Marty Castellanos

BACKGROUND: Military, Former Military, Law Enforcement, Instructor, First Responder (Fire / EMS)

25 Years Instructing

PH: 954 298 1870

Available Courses

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Customized Basic Pistol / Firearms Safety Course
An introduction to proper pistol operati…
Basic, CCW, NRA Courses, Other Basic
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Customized Church Safety-Ministry Team Training
Baseline recommendations for armed civil…
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, CCW, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, Scenario Based Training, Other, Seminars / Lectures, Tactical Casualty Care (TCCC / TECC), Combatives / Less Lethal Basic
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Customized Officer Safety (Contact Instructor)
LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Seminars / Lectures N/A target icon

About UMTC

Martin D. Castellanos served in law enforcement, at the federal and local municipal level from 1987 to 2021. Now an independent instructor; he's been training military personnel, law enforcement officers, and civilians since 1995.
Marty enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1987. During 27 years of active-duty and reserve service, he earned 4 promotions, Search & Rescue boat crew certifications and several Maritime Law Enforcement certifications.
While assigned to USCG Tactical Law Enforcement Team South; he was a
  • Spanish Linguist
  • Boarding Officer
  • Deployable LEDET Team Leader
  • IonScan Operator
His deployments included:
  • counternarcotics patrols
  • the USCG response to the September 11th
  • training missions in Central & South America
  • special security details
  • local patrol operations in South Florida.
In 1999 Marty was appointed Assistant Training Officer at the unit. In 2005 he was appointed Officer in Charge of TACLET South's first all-Reserve LEDET. In 2009 he served for 3 years as a Pre-Deployment Instructor at Moyock, NC, in support of the US Coast Guard and Navy operations overseas. He retired from the USCG in 2014.
At the Boca Raton Police Department, Marty served in the Patrol Division and on the Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He served on the Investigations Bureau's Tac-Team for counter-burglary surveillances, Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team, Labor Management Committee and a brief assignment to the Chief's Office. He assisted the Training Staff as an In-Service Instructor and Range Safety Officer. He supported the Chaplain Team, and the Department Wellness Coordinator.
Law Enforcement certifications included Field Training Officer, CIT Officer, and CISM Peer/Group Counselor. He celebrated his police retirement in October 2021.
And- quite frankly- because funerals suck!

Courses Taught

Basic, Intermediate, NRA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Virtual Simulation, Seminars / Lectures, Other certification icon


  • DHS Prevention & Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents Instructor
  • IWI X95 Armorer
  • QuickClot Hemostatic Agent Trainer
  • former USCG Laser Shot Firearms Simulator Operator
  • former USCG Firearms Instructor
  • former USCG DT & OC Instructor
  • former USCG Judgemental Pistol Course Administrator
  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor
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Cancellation Policy

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Reschedule Policy

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Refund Policy

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Other Policy

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