Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.

Chief Bryce Johnson has been the Chief of the Juneau Police Department since June 2013.  The Juneau Police Department is a full service municipal police department which employs 92 full time staff including 54 sworn officers.   Juneau is the capital city of Alaska and home to over 33,000 full time residents.  During the summer months, that population increases by 15,000 people each day as one of the most popular cruise ship destinations. 

Because of Juneau’s isolation, JPD has to maintain a fully self-sufficient police department including communications, investigations, tactical operations, and explosive ordinance disposal.

Prior to moving to Juneau Chief Johnson spent twenty one year’s moving through the ranks with the Salt Lake City Police Department where some of his assignments included Watch Command, Tactical Commander, and Assistant Bureau Commander. 

Chief Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah and a Master of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University. 

Chief Johnson served for several years as the chairperson for the legislative committee for the Salt Lake Police Association.  He also served as board member and president of the Salt Lake Sergeant’s Association for five years.   Chief Johnson has been an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America for over a decade serving as scout master and varsity coach. 

Chief Johnson served for eight years in the United States Naval Reserve as an intelligence analyst.  Chief Johnson was an adjunct professor teaching concurrent enrollment Criminal Justice classes for Salt Lake Community College and is currently on the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee for the University of Alaska Southeast.

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