Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson, Ph.D.


Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson is a policing researcher and practitioner, currently serving in a sworn capacity with the Darien Police Department in Connecticut. During his law enforcement career, Jeremiah has worked as a patrol officer, field training officer, accreditation manager, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, and acting lieutenant.

Jeremiah has a decade of teaching experience, delivering courses at the undergraduate or graduate level in criminology, criminal justice, police administration, leadership, public administration, research methods, statistics, performance measurement, and ethics of justice administration.

Jeremiah is affiliated with the National Policing Institute in Washington DC, where he proudly serves as a Policing Fellow, and the National Institute of Justice, where was honored as a LEADS Scholar (Class of 2016). He has served as an accreditation assessor for the State of Connecticut and was an appointed member of CIRMA’s Law Enforcement Advisory Committee.

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.