Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Owner
Cox Forensic Consulting and Training, LLC: June 2013 – current

  • Respond to crime scenes to complete bloodstain pattern documentation and analysis
  • Respond to crime scenes to assist agencies with proper documentation, processing, and collection procedures
    • proficient in mixing and applying chemicals for both latent and blood enhancement
    • proficient in various photography techniques
  • Review case files to examine and evaluate evidence regarding bloodstain pattern analysis and proper crime scene processing techniques
    • experienced in reviewing police reports, laboratory reports, medical and autopsy reports, court reports, diagrams/sketches, and crime scene photographs
  • Review transcripts and evidence for post conviction appeals
  • Provide peer review for other Bloodstain Pattern Analysts
  • Provide testimony in State and Federal trials
  • Develop and conduct seminars, lectures, and training courses in Basic and Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Crime Scene Processing, and Chemical Enhancement Techniques

Forensic Science Specialist
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office: July 2000 – June 2013

  • Primary Bloodstain Pattern Expert in the unit
  • One of eight specialists selected by section manager and supervisors to be a member of the Major Case Response Team
  • Responded daily to crime scenes and identified, documented, collected, enhanced/processed, and packaged crime scene evidence
  • Trained specialists in proper mixing and use of chemicals for latent and blood ridge detail development
  • Developed  training materials for recruit Forensic Science Specialists and Patrol Deputies
  • Trained recruit Specialists and Deputies
  • Provided guest lectures for several Universities, Community Policing Programs, and Community Crime Watch programs
  • Received  a Certificate of Professionalism, Unit Award, Gold Star Award, and Excellent Service Award

Qualified as an expert in the following County Court Systems

  • Pinellas County, Florida
  • Manatee County, Florida
  • Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Monroe County, Florida

Multiple Bloodstain Pattern cases completed for the following agencies in Florida:

  • Clearwater Police Department
  • Flagler County Sheriff’s Office
  • Greenacres Police Department
  • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Largo Police Department
  • Manatee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
  • Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
  • Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Pinellas Park Police Department
  • St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office
  • St. Petersburg Police Department
  • Tampa Police Department
  • West Palm Beach Police Department

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Completed for the following State Attorney Offices and Public Defender Offices

  • Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office
  • Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office
  • Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office
  • Polk County State Attorney’s Office
  • Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee County Public Defender’s Office
  • Monroe County Public Defender’s Office
  • Orange County Public Defender’s Office
  • Pinellas County Public Defender’s Office
 Consultant work for private law firms including:
  • Deberg and Deberg, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Herman Law, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Law Offices of Jennifer Page, Rockville, Maryland
  • Lenamon Law Office, Miami, Florida
  • Law Firm of Alavi, Bird, & Pozzuto, Ocala, Florida
  • The Law Offices of Lucas/Magazine, New Port Richey, Florida

Professional Instruction:

  • 40 hour Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office: October 2013
  • 40 hour Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Keiser University: April 2014
  • 24 hour Current and Advanced Topics in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Keiser University: November 2014
  • 40 hour Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Keiser University: February 2015
  • 1.5 hour lecture in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and the Criminal Trial, Sixth Judicial Circuit: Pinellas and Pasco County State Attorney’s Office: May 2015
  • 16 hour How Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Effects an Investigation, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office: June 2015
  • 16 hour How Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Effects an Investigation, St. Petersburg Police Department: March 2016
  • 32 hour Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office: May 2016
  • 16 hour How Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Effects an Investigation, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office: June 2016
  • Guest Speaker regarding Solving Difficult Cases with Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Florida Homicide Investigators Association Annual Homicide Convention: November 2012 and November 2013
  • Guest Speaker regarding Latent Print Processing and Blood Pattern Chemical Enhancement of Homicide Evidence, International Association of Homicide Investigators Basic Homicide Investigator Course: June 2014

Adjunct Instructor:

  • St. Petersburg Junior College, Crime Scene Technology Program
    January 2002 – July 2008

Professional Memberships:

  • International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA)
  • International Association for Identification (IAI)