Tom Martin began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a uniformed New York State Trooper, and began his forensic career in 1990 as a crime scene field technician. For the majority of his career, Tom was assigned to the NYSP Forensic Identification Unit in Poughkeepsie, and supervised that unit for 14 years before retiring from that position in October 2010. Tom established his private forensic training and consulting company, Crime Scene Forensics, LLC in 2006, and provides forensic training and case consultations nationwide.
He continues to reconstruct crime scenes and regularly provides expert forensic testimony in various state and federal courts.
Tom has investigated thousands of forensic cases; including, murder, serial and mass murders, police involved shootings, bombings and sexual assaults. He worked at ground zero at the World Trade Center disaster and assisted with the anthrax testing and removal from the New York State government offices in 2001.
Tom is a nationally recognized speaker who has instructed at numerous forensic training seminars across the United States, including the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Conferences, The National Institute of Justice Annual Conferences and Technology Fairs, and the Smithsonian Institute. He is a faculty member of the National College of District Attorneys. Tom worked with the U.S. State Dept and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, (IACP) in developing and delivering training programs, involving evidence based investigations, for ranking members of the Iraqi police forces.