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About Us

Founded in 2003 by retired Washoe County Sheriff's Deputies, Lt. Joe Martin and Capt. Rich Ross, Martin-Ross is a company dedicated to serving the needs of communities, companies, and individuals throughout Nevada. Our staff of highly trained personnel has many years of experience in: 

  • Security
  • Threat Management
  • Private Investigations
  • Process Service
  • And much more....

Reno, although a very safe city, has a larger proportional risk of crime than many states with much larger populations because of its transient nature. As the population grows, vandalism, graffiti, gang activity, drugs, auto theft, and burglaries are also becoming more frequent at communities and businesses. Using the best technology and methods available, we will keep your investments safe.

All of our specialists are screened by multiple personnel, and chosen according to character, moral fiber, intelligence, and qualification. They are additionally given stringent background checks which include criminal history, driving history, financial, and employment history. Each specialist is highly trained in all areas including patrol techniques, arrest and handcuffing, baton, pepper spray, and firearms. The firearms training alone is higher than any currently required by the State of Nevada. 

Joseph Martin

 Joseph E. Martin is CEO and Co-Founder of Martin-Ross. He retired as a Lieutenant with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in Reno, Nevada after 25 years. A Sheriff’s Office Medal of Honor recipient, his experience includes assignments as the Commander of SWAT and Security Services, Academy Commander, and various other positions. Joe is also a graduate of the Prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, an honor that extends only to a handful of individuals. He also served as the President of the Nevada chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates. He has trained extensively with the FBI and US Secret Service in Protection of Public Officials, Terrorism and Security. He is also a Veteran of the Air National Guard. 

Jason Patterson

 Jason Patterson is President of Martin-Ross. He is a specialist from the private sector and has over 18 years of experience in electronics, imaging, computers, weapons, and training, communications and management. Jason is a multiple graduate of Gunsite Training Academy and is a certified law enforcement firearms instructor. Mr. Patterson has worked with instructors from many law enforcement agencies and military units including the Richmond, and San Raphael California Police Departments, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department in Arizona as well as members of the United States Special Forces. Jason is also a Terrorism Liaison Officer trained by the Department of Homeland Security in Anti-Terrorism and holds certifications in many disciplines including Executive Protection. 

Jennifer Patterson

 Vice-President of Finance and Administration. Jennifer has extensive experience in both owning and managing businesses. Such areas include media, manufacturing, and the food & beverage industry. She has been involved in all aspects of our operation to include finance, human resources, purchasing, sales, and development. Jennifer holds a degree in business from Foothill College in Los Altos, CA and attended the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith. While away from the office; Jennifer enjoys spending quality time with her family. 

Dawn Barnett

Manager of Administration and Human Resources. Dawn comes to Martin-Ross from a career in the retail industry as a store manager. Dawn started with Martin-Ross in 2015 and has proven to be a valuable asset among our team. In her tenure, Dawn has been involved in many of the training programs used today and has immersed herself into the "true" Martin-Ross culture. Dawn holds a BA from UNR in English and Secondary Education. In Dawn's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her kids and mother. Dawn is an avid needle point enthusiast!  

Jason Norris

Jason Norris was born in Reno and graduated from the University of Nevada and Sparks High School, Jason holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. As a sales professional Jason has helped several businesses increase their market share by establishing high trust relationships with Clients. He sits on the Reno Finance Advisor Board and is the Finance Chair for Learning for Life/Exploring. Additionally, he holds/held professional State licenses in medicine, finance and real estate. He is an alumnus of Leadership Reno-Sparks, a member of Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network and an active Member of the Bridge Church. Jason enjoys raising his family in Northern Nevada and spending his free time outdoors.


Zach Boys-Cheer

Security Operations Manager- During Zach’s tenure with Martin-Ross, he has served the company in multiple departments. He started as an unarmed Static Specialist and promoted through the ranks to a Senior Supervisor before accepting the role of Operations Manager. Zach came to Martin-Ross with prior supervisory and security experience. Additionally, Zach holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, obtained locally from The University of Nevada, Reno. Outside of work, Zach enjoys spending time with his family and friends enjoying Nevada hunting, off-roading, and practicing archery and firearm marksmanship. Zach is an avid sports enthusiast and closely follows the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Angels. 

Nicholas Collins

Training Operations Manager- During Nicholas’s tenure at Martin-Ross, he has served as a major asset in the Training Department. Nicholas has been a leading force in class room and on the job training. Using his knowledge that has been acquired from years experience in security and law enforcement, Nicholas provides a great deal of insight and instruction to his students. Nicholas has held a Category I and III Nevada P.O.S.T Certification with a majority of his experience in the Nevada Correctional System. When away from MRA, Nicholas enjoys recreational shooting and spending time with family. 

Team MRA