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Brian P. Johnson, Captain III

Brian P. Johnson

Captain III
Pacific Division

email Captain Brian P. Johnson born in Los Angeles, California.  He is a proud second generation member of the Los Angeles Police Department.  Captain Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Long Beach and a Master’s degree in Behavioral Science from California State University Dominguez Hills.

He was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department on March 27, 1989.  As a police officer, he worked a variety of assignments and divisions, which included: Foothill, Central, Newton and Rampart.  His experience includes patrol, vice, specialized detectives, special problems unit and field training officer.  In 1996, he was promoted to sergeant.  His supervisory assignments included Southeast Division, Southwest Division, Employee Opportunity and Development Division and Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief of Police.

In 2000, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Southwest Area as a watch commander and administrative lieutenant.  In 2001, he was assigned to Internal Affairs Group where he was assigned to both South and Valley sections.  He also worked as an Adjutant for both the Chief of Operations and Office of Human Resources.  In addition, he worked Training Division and his most recent assignment prior to being promoted to captain was the Bomb Detection Canine Section, Emergency Services Division.  Captain Johnson has been the recipient of numerous external and internal commendations, award, and he has been awarded the prestigious Police Meritorious Service Medal.

Captain Johnson has graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, West Point Leadership Program, and FBI National Academy – Session 218.  He is a member of numerous professional organizations and is on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Police Museum.

Captain Johnson has an unwavering commitment to community policing and his leadership style promotes community partnerships, problem-solving and proactive crime fighting strategies.  He strives to instill a sense of team work with the community, his officers and various members of the criminal justice system.