Dr. Joel Cox, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Government 

E-mail jmcox5@liberty.edu



Joel Cox
Spring 2014 Office Hours
MWF 1:30-2:30pm
MW 11-12:30pm - appointment only
T/R 12:30-3:30pm

Area of Specialization:

Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Justice Administration, Criminology, Corrections, Criminal Justice Leadership. Dr. Cox has a passion for public safety leadership.

Professional Career:

  • Virginia State Trooper
  • Sheriff Deputy
  • Lieutenant of Virginia Beach Police Department
  • Certified Police Instructor since 1991

Biographical Statement:

Dr. Joel Cox’s criminal justice experience spans 24 years. He has extensive state and local police experience. He has worked as a Virginia State Trooper, local sheriff deputy, and officer with the 43rd largest city law enforcement agency in America. Dr. Cox has worked assignments in: patrol, undercover operations, community policing, property crimes, robbery, and homicide as an officer/detective. He was promoted to sergeant and then to lieutenant. As a sergeant he led on of Virginia’s only full-time SWAT Teams. As a lieutenant he was second in command of 113 officers and staff in a precinct that serviced 34 square miles, 112,000 citizens, 8,000 businesses. He has been a certified police instructor since 1991.

Favorite Verse:

 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God."
- Matthew 5:9