Martinelli & Associates, Inc. is perhaps best known for its Officer Safety Institute (OSI) where officer safety and use of force courses are produced for a diverse audience of patrol, investigative and corrections officers coming from municipal, state and federal agencies. The OSI course line consists of dynamic and informative hands-on courses featuring career development training and all levels of non-force and use of force options designed for “real world” environments and circumstances.

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., a retired San Jose (CA) Police Department police officer, investigator and Criminal Justice Training Center director, founded the firm in 1980 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.

Martinelli & Associates, Inc. has gone through significant positive changes designed to enhance and expand the legal consulting and training delivery services we offer our law enforcement agency and legal clients. These changes have been instrumental in transitioning our firm into one of the most recognized and successful multi-service forensic consulting and law enforcement training firms in California and the nation.

In 2002, after having completed 25 years of producing law enforcement training approved by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training or the California Board of Corrections, firm director Dr. Ron Martinelli decided to change course to emphasize customized, mission specific introductory and advanced officer training for police, corrections, park rangers, harbor patrol and other non-traditional peace officers. We currently produce a number of career development, supervisory, management and officer safety courses addressing:

  • Policy development, risk management, training liability
  • Agency Assessments
  • Management & Supervision
  • Tactical Communications & Report Writing
  • Training Officer & Instructor Development
  • Officer Safety & Use of Force (All force options & weaponry)
  • Park & Marine Enforcement
  • International Policing Strategies (International Law Enforcement Agencies)