Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V, BCFT, CFA
America’s Forensic Expert

Dr. Ron Martinelli is a nationally renowned forensic criminologist who is the only police expert in the country who is also a Certified Medical Investigator at the physician’s level.

Dr. Martinelli directs the nation’s only multidisciplinary Forensic Death Investigations & Independent Review Team and specializes in forensic investigations including officer-involved and civilian self-defense death cases.

Dr. Martinelli is a retired San Jose (CA) Police Department detective with a background in investigations, medicine and applied sciences including forensics, psychology & psychological profiling; physiology and human factors; violent crimes and death scene investigations. He has been referred to in the forensics and legal community as the “expert’s expert.”

Here are my latest blogs & radio interviews

“PC” Law Enforcement Administrators Are Dangerous in Police Work

I am standing on my soap box today to warn the law enforcement and civilian communities about a growing specter that is harmful to...
On the Radar Screen but Not Out of Our Country

On the Radar Screen but Not Out of Our Country

In analyzing the police press releases about the recent terrorist attacks in London this past weekend, we find that yet once again at least...
Time to Expand and Engage the ‘No Fly’ Directive

Time to Expand and Engage the ‘No Fly’ Directive

We live in unprecedented times where our nation and our President are publicly threatened by high-profile celebrities, black Nationalists of the Black Lives Matter...
The Real Facts Behind America’s Financial Support of NATO

The Real Facts Behind America’s Financial Support of NATO

As a forensic expert who advocates for facts and evidence, I learned a long time ago to stick to the facts and never venture...
Pop Diva Ariana Grande Gets Smacked by “Context”, Lessons From The Manchester Bombing

Pop Diva Ariana Grande Gets Smacked by “Context”, Lessons From The Manchester Bombing

Occasionally, stupid, entitled and naïve people need a dose of reality in their lives. Sometimes, that reality comes in a harsh form. For former...
Who or What is the MS-13 Gang? Why is it Important for National Security?

Who or What is the MS-13 Gang? Why is it Important for National Security?

There is a lot of media discussion regarding U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session’s recent comments and direction to law enforcement locally and nationally to...
The Truth About Crime and Illegal Aliens

The Truth About Crime and Illegal Aliens

There has been much rhetoric from the left and the Open-Borders, pro-illegal immigration lobby suggesting that illegal aliens pose no threat to the safety...
When Telling the Truth Becomes “Controversial”

When Telling the Truth Becomes “Controversial”

So, when did telling the truth suddenly become “controversial?” I don’t know, but we need to ask WISN News reporter Terry Sater of Green...
An Open Letter to President Trump

An Open Letter to President Trump

The votes have been cast and at long last America has a new President, Senate and Congress. President Donald Trump has vowed that he...
America’s “Deplorables” Express Their Disdain For The Lying, Elitist Media

America’s “Deplorables” Express Their Disdain For The Lying, Elitist Media

It’s been over three weeks since Donald J. Trump won the Presidential election and just days until he assumes the mantle as our nation’s 45th...

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Dr. Martinelli served as a “Street Cop” for much of his career and was a Field Training Officer, a field training coordinator and police academy instructor. He was the first street gang investigator at the San Jose PD and was assigned to a number of high-risk assignments including tactical patrol, burglary suppression and was an undercover robbery and prostitution decoy officer in the Street Crimes Unit. He was a highly decorated police officer, having received 140 police department and community commendations for his work, including a nomination for the Medal of Valor.

Dr. Martinelli provides forensic expert services to several State Attorney Generals’ Offices, major metropolitan cities the USMC Judge Advocate General’s Office, as well as to numerous nationally prominent private law firms. He is also a forensic investigations expert for FOX News, CNN, OANN, Discovery, History and Investigations Discovery channels; and is a contributing writer to USA TODAY, The Hill, POLICE Magazine, Law & Order Magazine, Tactical Solutions Magazine, The Forensic Examiner, The Law Enforcement Executive Forum, PoliceOne.com and Officer.com. He is also the author of the new book, “The Truth Behind the Black Lives Matter Movement and the War on Police,” (Amazon.com).

Dr. Ron Martinelli’s forensic and law enforcement social media website is found at: www.DrRonMartinelli.com where readers can find his insightful commentary and forensic articles addressing a variety of topics relating to the forensics, law enforcement and First Responder communities. His firm’s website is found at: www.martinelliandassoc.com.