Martin & Associates Investigations - Investigators

Thomas Martin - Owner

Tom decided to start Martin & Associates when he realized there was a true need for investigators in the private sector that had actual police and police investigation experience. Tom handpicked the members of his investigation and consultation teams based on their skills and abilities. Many of the members of the team at Martin & Associates Investigations have worked with Tom and each other for up to 20 years.

Retired Detective Constable Thomas Martin was a member of the Halifax City Police then Halifax Regional Police from 1978 until his retirement in December 2007. Tom started out his police career as a beat cop working the streets of downtown Halifax and ended his career as a senior homicide investigator working with the Integrated Major Crime Unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Halifax Regional Police.

In 1989 he completed the Hostage Negotiators Course in Ottawa at the Canadian Police College and has conducted over 50 negotiations involving barricaded persons, hostage takings and suicidal situations. He has participated in and has been a presenter both locally and at National Critical Incident Conferences.

From 1990 until his retirement he worked in the Major Crime Section and has conducted in excess of 250 suspicious death investigations and several hundred major crime investigations into various incidents including homicides, robberies, break and enters, bombings, sex crimes, kidnapping, extortion, arson, narcotics, frauds, shootings by and of police officers, serial offenders, assaults and aviation disasters.

Throughout his career he has received training from the Halifax Police, Halifax Regional Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian Police College, Nova Scotia Department of Justice, New York City Police, Arizona State police, Jacksonville Florida Medical Examiner’s Office, United States Military Criminal Investigation Section and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has also instructed Halifax Regional Police, Canadian Military Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Criminal Investigation Techniques, Death Investigations and Major Crime Scene Investigations.

Retired Detective Constable Martin has been presented with numerous commendations, letters of recognition, 2001 Superintendants Compliment, 1993 Investigator of the Year and 2001 Police Officer of the Year. He has also been designated by the Supreme Court of Nova Scoria as an Expert Witness in Crime Scene Analysis.

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Thomas Martin
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