Martin & Associates Investigations - Investigators

Neil Fraser

Neil Fraser retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in April of 2009 after 35 years of service. During his career he was assigned to a variety of areas including drug investigations, undercover work and major investigations involving surveillance and technical interceptions, prior to specializing in the Forensic Identification field where he worked for 22 years. An experienced crime scene examiner, photographer and forensic investigator who has examined over 3500 crime scenes, he has been recognized by the courts in Canada as an expert witness in the areas of fingerprint identification, physical evidence comparisons, bloodstain pattern analysis and crime scene examinations. At retirement, he held the rank of Inspector, responsible for the delivery of Forensic Identification Services for 19 RCMP Forensic offices in the Central Region (Ontario and Quebec) and the Atlantic Provinces.

In April of 2010 he was appointed the Chief Provincial Inspector for the Nova Scotia Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). In this role Neil oversaw the investigation all animal cruelty related complaints within the Province of Nova Scotia until December of 2012. He currently does consulting and animal cruelty investigator training for the Nova Scotia SPCA as well as for the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Agriculture.

Neil's area of expertise in relation to forensic crime scene examinations as well as major case management assists in many of the investigations that are conducted by Martin & Associates Investigations Inc. Neil remains current on new techniques in the forensic field and his vast experience in this area gives a perspective on case reviews that most investigative agencies cannot offer.Neil is internationally recognized as an expert in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI). He served with Interpol and also served for 5 years at an international level on the Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Scientific Working Group (SWGSTAIN) with the FBI and Midwest Forensic Research Council in the USA. In 2008 Neil received the RCMP Commissioners Commendation for Service above and beyond the call of duty for leading the RCMP Forensic Identification team in Canada's response to the Tsunami in Thailand. He also was a recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee medal for community service in 2002.

Neil has successfully completed training in Management and Performance Based Supervision of Resources, Incident Command Level 100, 200 & 300, Major Case Management, Instructional Techniques Training, Advanced Forensics, Identification Methods Techniques, and French Language Training. Outside his policing duties, Neil has also been involved in leadership roles as a volunteer for major sporting events in the Halifax area, including: Chair of Security 2008 IIHF Men's World Hockey Championship; Supervisor of Security, IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship and IIHF World Women's Championship; and Supervisor of Security, Tim Horton's Briar Curling Championship and the Tim Horton's Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials. He recently was Chair of Security for the 2015 CIS Mens University Hockey Championships in Halifax, NS.

 

Neil Fraser
Neil Fraser

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