he IACP is pleased to announce the appointment of Bart R. Johnson as its executive director, beginning December 5. Mr. Johnson succeeds Daniel N. Rosenblatt, who retired as executive director on October 31.Mr. Johnson previously was the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the second-ranking official in the office, he was responsible for integrating the Department's intelligence efforts while providing the Secretary, her senior leadership, the DHS components, and state, local, tribal and private sector partners with the homeland security intelligence and information they need to keep the country safe.
Prior to his DHS appointment, Mr. Johnson served as director of homeland security and law enforcement in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Before joining the federal government, Mr. Johnson served as a colonel with the New York State Police (NYSP). He has more than 31 years of law enforcement experience—24 of them with the NYSP. He began his career as a police officer in Peekskill, New York, in 1977 before working his way through the ranks of the state police. During this time, he participated in numerous complex and high-level criminal investigations. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Mr. Johnson was tasked to develop a terrorism preparedness, response, and prevention capability within the state police. His efforts led to the establishment of the NYSP Office of Counterterrorism in February 2003, which Mr. Johnson commanded as lieutenant colonel and which evolved into the current New York State Intelligence Center. He retired from the state police in 2008 as the field commander, where he oversaw the daily activities of nearly 5,000 sworn members of the agency.
Mr. Johnson is a former cochair of the Global Advisory Committee and former chair of the Global Intelligence Working Group and the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council. These positions exposed him to a number of national intelligence efforts as well as the development and establishment of the National Fusion Center Network.
He is a member of the IACP, having served on IACP committees including the Committee on Terrorism.
Mr. Johnson has received numerous awards, including the Superintendent’s Commendation and the Federal 100 Award. He is the recipient of the DHS Distinguished Public Service Award, given to individuals who have brought the highest honor upon the department through exceptionally distinguished service in support of efforts to secure the homeland.
Mr. Johnson holds a bachelor of science degree in business management and economics from the State University of New York Empire State College. He and his wife, Maryann, have three grown children, Erik, Kristen, and Amy. ?
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"IACP Names New Executive Director, Bart R. Johnson," The Police Chief 78 (November 2011): 27.
From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 11, November 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.