Lee Croxton

Lee CroxtonGeorgia Police Academy
Manager, Criminal Investigations Section

MPA, Columbus State University
Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, Columbus State University
B.S., Information Technology, Macon State College
Associate of Science, Criminal Justice, Macon College
Georgia Basic Mandate Law Enforcement, Middle Georgia Law Enforcement Training Center


Criminal Investigations Section Manager Lee Croxton began his public safety career at the Houston County Sheriff’s Department as a jailor in 1997. In 1999, he accepted a position at the Warner Robins Police Department as a patrol officer. From 1999 to 2005, Croxton continued to serve the public, working first as a patrol officer, then as school resource officer, and finally as crime scene investigator.

Croxton joined GPSTC in 2005 as the Georgia Police Academy’s (GPA) primary forensic training program instructor. In addition to updating and delivering 15 forensic courses, Croxton was assigned as training coordinator to the Georgia Coroner’s Training Council. In that capacity, he developed and delivered training for approximately 400 Georgia coroners and deputy coroners.

In 2011, Croxton began assisting with the National DNA Training Initiative, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). He taught DNA evidence identification, collection, and preservation for law enforcement in many parts of the United States. In 2013, Croxton was recruited as an adjunct instructor at the National Forensic Academy, also sponsored by the University of Tennessee LEIC.

In 2013, Croxton was promoted to Criminal Investigations Section Manager. In this position, he is responsible for the development and delivery of training to officers enrolled in courses in GPA’s Criminal Investigations, Drug Enforcement, Forensics and Coroner’s Training sections.


Primary Instructor

Basic Photography and Digital Imaging
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Criminal Investigations
Evidence Presentation
Homicide Investigations

Adjunct Instructor

Arson Investigation Level 2
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Coroner, Basic
Coroner, In-Service
Crime Scene Technician
Latent Print Development
Fingerprint Classification
Friction Ridge Comparisons
Intermediate Friction Ridge Analysis I
Intermediate Friction Ridge Analysis II
Advanced Friction Ridge Analysis
Palm Print Comparisons
Latent Print Expert Testimony


GA POST Peace Officer
GA POST Jail Officer
GA POST Master Instructor
GA POST Defensive Tactics Instructor
GA POST EVOC Instructor
GA POST General Instructor
GA POST Crime Scene Technician
GA POST Supervisory Certification
GA POST Managerial Certification
Department of Homeland Security Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist


Officer of the Year 2004, Warner Robins Police Department
Officer of the Year 2005, Knights of Columbus
Optimist International Law Enforcement Award, Warner Robins Noon Optimists

Professional Memberships

Georgia Coroners’ Association
International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts
The Fingerprint Society
Georgia State Division of the International Association for Identification
International Association for Identification