Michael Knox is a recent addition to the IPTM Adjunct Staff and comes to the classroom with strong experience in many fields of investigation, from First Responding Officer, DUI Investigator, Crime Scene Investigator, to Traffic Crash Reconstructionist. He is no stranger to the classroom having taught for a number of years through the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Academy, providing training for both recruits and experienced officers. He was also the designated Training Coordinator during his assignment to the Crime Scene Unit for the Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Knox has designed and presented courses for IPTM in the areas of Crime Scene Reconstruction and Shooting Incident Reconstruction, and conducts training with Traffic Division of IPTM. His extensive knowledge base extends from his departmentally sponsored in-service training and more than 15 years of first person investigation of crimes against persons in the city of Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr. Knox recently retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office where his last assignment was as a Detective in the Traffic Homicide Unit. He served 7 of his 15 years in the Crime Scene Unit as an Investigator where he participated in more than 350 death investigations. He is a Court-qualified Expert Witness in the areas of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Shooting Incident Reconstruction, and Crime Scene Reconstruction. Michael is also actively involved with several Forensic organizations to include the National Association of Traffic Accident Investigators & Reconstructionists, the International Network of Collision Reconstructionists, and the International Crime Scene Investigators Association. He is a Florida Certified Criminal Justice Training Instructor for General Instruction and High Liability, earned an AS in Criminal Justice Technology, a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Florida, and a Masters in Forensic Science from the University of Florida.