Joshua Kniss

Corrections Division
Title: Sergeant
Phone: (231) 922-5817

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.


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