Haydee Martinez

Haydee Martinez joined UMass Dartmouth as Deputy Chief of Police in 2020. Previously, Martinez worked at Northwestern University Police Department for 19 years. She holds a BPhil from Northwestern University in Leadership and Organization Behavior. She was selected to attend accredited Police School of Staff and Command from Northwestern University. Martinez was the first Latinx and woman to rise through the ranks to achieve the position of lieutenant.  She is dedicated to the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion especially underrepresented, disenfranchised and marginalized groups. Previously, Martinez participated in the Change Makers Review Committee and the Gender Queer, Non-Binary, Transgender Task Force, which explored how Northwestern could better recruit, retain, and support the success of these faculty, students and staff. As a U.S. Navy veteran Martinez understands the importance of accessibility to mental health services and advocated for change in the Veterans Recognition Subcommittee. Martinez was recognized a female “catalyst of change” and honored to be featured on university’s website commemorating 150 years of women at Northwestern University. Martinez served on the board of directors for the McGaw YMCA ensuring to be inclusive of external stakeholders and community members outside the University. Martinez is married to her wife, Noelle, who share two children, Mateo and Mila.