History / Background of Martinelli & Associates
Justice & Forensic Consultants, Inc.

Martinelli & Associates, Justice & Forensic Consultants, Inc. is one of the most recognized law enforcement and criminal justice training and forensic expert consulting firms in California. Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., B.C.F.T., C.F.A., C.L.S., who is a retired San Jose (CA) Police Department police officer, investigator and Criminal Justice Training Center director, founded the firm in 1980 while still a police officer, after recognizing a need for more “reality-based” training in law enforcement. Since that time, our firm has provided state approved or specialized training to over 50,000 peace officers, criminal justice and military professionals representing over 300 municipal, state, federal and offshore law enforcement agencies; as well as such military units as U.S. Army Intelligence, Military Police, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force Intelligence & Security, and the U.S. Navy SEALs.

In 1993, Dr. Martinelli expanded the professional services of Martinelli & Associates, Justice & Forensic Consultants, Inc. to include forensic expert witness services in the areas of police and corrections practices. Since that time, we have provided agency defense attorneys, municipalities, states, prosecutors, criminal defense and plaintiff attorneys with superior consulting and forensic expert services in the fields of law enforcement, civil rights, liability, negligence, wrongful death and injuries, prosecution and criminal defense.

We specialize in civil litigation cases involving civil rights, 4th, 8th and 14th Amendment allegations relating to detentions, arrests, search and seizure, use of force/excessive force (all levels and weaponry); officer-involved shootings and major uses of force, wrongful and other in-custody deaths; all manner of criminal investigations, police/corrections practices; department policies, training and supervision, Internal Affairs and law enforcement negligence. Our staff of Federal and/or State Courts qualified forensic experts is involved in criminal and civil litigation cases involving subjects with mental health disorders, private or corporate security, and allegations of corporate or private business negligence resulting in injury or death, and civilian self-defense.

Additionally, our staff of board certified forensic psychiatrists and psychologists provides forensic evaluations and assessments of subjects presenting with mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, as well as determinations of competency, sanity and assessment of sexual offenses.

In 2008, Martinelli & Associates, Justice & Forensic Consultants, Inc. began offshore training and consulting. We offer training delivery services to democratic nations internationally through our off-shore consulting and training firm Strategic Training & Consulting, LLC. Our first law enforcement client was the U.S. Virgin Islands Government and Police Department. Now in 2010, Strategic Training & Consulting, LLC or “STC” is moving from its office in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Prepositioning in this area, we look forward to extending our training delivery services into the Caribbean and Mexican coastal areas.