Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson, Ph.D.

Jeremiah Johnson is a patrol sergeant serving with the Darien Police Department in Connecticut. During his 17 year law enforcement career, Jeremiah has worked as a patrol officer, field training officer, accreditation manager, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, and acting lieutenant.

Jeremiah is concurrently employed in a part time capacity by the University of New Haven. He has taught courses at the undergraduate or graduate level in criminology, police administration, leadership, public administration, research methods, statistics, performance measurement, and ethics of justice administration.

Jeremiah is affiliated with the Police Foundation in Washington DC where he proudly serves as a Policing Fellow and the National Institute of Justice where he was honored as a LEADS Scholar (Class of 2016). He has served as an accreditation assessor for the State of Connecticut since 2011 and is an appointed member of CIRMA’s Law Enforcement Advisory Committee. Jeremiah was an invited observer at the November, 2012 HKS/NIJ Executive Session that met in Cambridge, MA and was an invited guest of the White House for a 21st Century Policing Briefing which was convened on June 30th, 2016.

Jeremiah holds a BA in Sociology from Geneva College, an MS in Justice Administration from Western Connecticut State University, an MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, and a PhD in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York Graduate Center. His dissertation research focused on the role of relational networks in diffusing law enforcement innovations.