Assistant Chief Steven Johnson
Assistant Chief Steven Johnson was appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department in May of 1997. As an officer, Assistant Chief Johnson was assigned to serve District 1 and District 3. In May of 2007, Assistant Chief Johnson was promoted to Police Sergeant and was assigned to District 4. As a Police Sergeant, he also was assigned to Districts 7, 5, and Technical Communication Division (TCD). In November of 2017, he was promoted to Police Lieutenant and was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB): Sensitive Crimes Division (SCD), as the Early Shift commander. In April of 2018, he was transferred to District 3 and served as the Early Shift commander. In September of 2020, he was promoted to Captain of Police and took over command of District 3. District Three is located on the west side of Milwaukee. District Three is comprised of 11.8 square miles with a district population in excess of 100,000 residents. In September of 2021, he was transferred to the Office of the Chief to serve as the Executive Officer of the Patrol Bureau. Assistant Chief Johnson was promoted to his current rank in December of 2021. He oversees the Patrol Bureau operations which consist of Districts 1-7, and Specialized Patrol Division (SPD).
Assistant Chief Johnson is a proud resident of the City of Milwaukee. He is a graduate of Milwaukee James Madison High School. Assistant Chief Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO). While attending UWO, Assistant Chief Johnson joined Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in 1993 and still an active member with the organization as a Platinum Life Member.
Assistant Chief Johnson is a graduate of the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) and Command Leadership Institute (CLI), International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police (LPO), Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Supervision of Police Personnel, and the Milwaukee Police Department Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).