Josh Meixner is a Special Investigator with State Fund, where he conducts criminal investigations of workers’ compensation fraud committed by claimants, as well as premium fraud committed by employers. He was a graduate of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Training Academy. He began his career in law enforcement in 1994 working for the Lodi Police Department assigned to the Narcotics Division working as an undercover narcotics officer. In 1995, Josh began working for the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff, where he was assigned to the Patrol and Security and Investigations Divisions. In 1998, Josh went on to work for the Ione Police Department as a Police Officer assigned to the Patrol Division.
In 2001, Josh became a Criminal Investigator with the State of California, Department of Insurance - Fraud Division, conducting criminal investigations of automobile and workers’ compensation fraud. During this time, Josh remained an active member of the Ione Police Department where he transitioned to a Designated Level-1 Reserve Police Officer and worked in this assignment for several years. While Josh has numerous years in the law enforcement field, he also worked in the private sector as an SIU Investigator conducting investigations of insurance fraud for various insurance companies and Fortune 500 companies. In 2015, Josh returned to state service as a Special Investigator.
Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. He has received numerous hours of POST training focusing in the areas of fraud, financial crimes, narcotics, gangs, interview and interrogations, use of force, firearms, and other related law enforcement topics. Josh was a certified Krav Maga defense tactics instructor. Josh also has his POST Advanced Certificate which he received in 2002. Currently, he is a member of the Northern California Fraud Investigators Association and California District Attorney Investigators Association.