Sergeant Kniss began his career with the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office in September of 2005 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in January of 2018.
Josh is a Defensive Tactics Instructor in the Corrections Division, holding instructor certifications in PPCT Defensive tactics, Spontaneous Knife Defense, Ground Avoidance/Ground Escape and Taser. He is also a Firearms Instructor and Armorer within the Corrections Division.
Prior to working for the Sheriff’s Office Josh served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves from 2003-2009 with a deployment to Fallujah, Iraq in 2006. He worked full time in design and engineering in the construction industry.