Michael Gordon started his law enforcement career in 1985 with the United States Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer. In 2003 he relocated to Florida from Albany, Georgia to become a member of the Lauderhill Police Department. There, he served the agency as a Patrol Officer until 2005 when he was promoted to Detective and transferred to the Vice Intelligence & Narcotics Unit. In 2008 he was responsible for the development of the initial crime analyst position for the agency and served as its first crime analyst.
Michael has an extensive background as a criminal intelligence analyst and has received certifications from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Alpha Group, and Anacapa Sciences in crime and intelligence analyst training. After his extensive training, in 2009 he became a State of Florida Certified Intelligence Analyst. Michael received his Instructor Certification from the State of Florida Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Training. During his 29-year career in law enforcement, Michael has received well over 4,000 hours of specialized police training in a myriad of police disciplines. He retired from law enforcement in February 2015.
In 2012, Michael started Dataveillance and helped create and develop the Open Source Social Media Course for FDLE’s first ever state-recognized Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Academy (FLEAA). Since then, Michael has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars on the use of social media in traditional investigations and has had several articles about his personal training published in the media. Michael primary goal is focused on staying current with the world of social media and he continuously adds new and up-to-date information in every class as the newest trends in investigations and web based crimes are brought to light.