Mike J. Coker Expert Witness Categories:
Use of Force | Deadly Force | Officer Involved Shooting
Leadership | Supervision
Mike J. Coker, Sergeant (Retired) served as a Uniform Patrol Supervisor with the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department. Sergeant Coker is an 18-year veteran of the Portsmouth Police Department and his last assignment was the Squad Commander of the Homicide and Robbery Division, where he held this position for 3 years. Prior to this assignment Sgt. Coker commanded the Sex Crimes Family Violence Unit. Sergeant Coker has an extensive background as an investigator and places strong emphasis on case management, victim's rights, interrogation and courtroom presentations.
Sergeant Coker has investigated over 1,000 domestic violence cases. Mike is a graduate of the University of Virginia Tech Leadership Course; a court certified Expert in the Field of Family Violence and has lectured throughout the United States in the Theories and Dynamics of Family Violence. Mike's teaching experience includes: The Polaroid Corporation, Virginia's Department of Criminal Justice Services, University of Delaware, Fairfax County, Virginia Police Academy, Hampton Roads Academy of Criminal Justice Services, Eastern Virginia Medical School, St. Louis County Police Training Academy to name a few. Mike is a Past Board of Director of Help Emergency Response (HER), the Battered Women Shelter in Portsmouth, Virginia, and has served as the keynote speaker on countless conferences across the country on Domestic/Family Violence Issues. Mike has received media coverage in his work in family violence and homicide investigations.
Homicide Cold Case Review board. - Committee Member
Brian Batterton, J.D.
Richard Gasaway, Ph.D.
John Murphy, J.D.
Jack Ryan, J.D.