Michael W. Streed-The SketchCop® is an accomplished forensic facial imaging expert and book author. His success in several high-profile cases has been well-documented in the media.  To learn more about his fascinating career, click on the links below.

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A Sketch Cop at Work: 10 Questions for Michael Streed

Aging Gracefully

Behind the Badge: ‘SketchCop’ excerpt: A stranger kidnapping of a child is always worst possible kind of call

SketchCop: Police Sketch Artist Reveals His Secrets

Women in Crime Ink: Guest Michael Streed talks about SketchCop


Making the Move from Pencils to Pixels

The Progressive Path to a Missing Child – Orange Coast

Quick Draw – Inland Empire

SketchCops: Crime, Justice & America


A 5-Year-Old’s Words, an Officer’s Art – LA Times

Adding Precision to Forensic Tool – Press Enterprise

Artist Cop Draws Criminals Out, Line by Line – Orange City News

Artistic License – OC Register

Bones Matched to Lost Brothers – OC Regiser

Crime Fighter Gets a Chance to Help Heal – OC Register

Death Defying Images – OC Register

Drawing On Technology – LA Times

Drawing The Line Against Crime – Daily Bulletin

Drawn to Work – The Press Enterprise

‘Dying Art?’: Forensic Sketch Artists Face a Digital Future

Forensic Artist Uses Talent to Solve Crimes – Orange City News

Former FBI Man is Guru of Age-Progression Art – OC Register

Missing-Children Team Get Help in Drive to Modernize – OC Register

New Software Program ‘Ages’ Missing Children – OC Register

Nothing Sketchy About His Work – Orange Independent

Police Artist Praises Helpful Child Witness – The Press Enterprise

Police artist puts faces to crimes – Deseret News

This Police Artist’s Work Isn’t For The Faint Of Heart – OC Register

Search Continues for OC’s Missing Kids – OC Register

SketchCop program aids police in tracking down suspects

Sketching out ‘evil’ – Inland Newspaper

Software Aids Police Drawing Crime Portraits – LA Times

Solving Cases Can Hinge on Thin Gray Line – LA Times

The Art of Crime Solving – Press Telegram Long Beach

The Image Maker – OC Register

Blogtalk Radio Interviews

Shattered Lives Radio

House of Mystery Radio

Generation Why Podcast

Security Guy Radio

True Murder Radio

Darkness Radio August 31