Executive Director, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Bart Johnson currently serves as the Executive Director for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), an organization with over 21,000 members from over 100 countries around the world. As Executive Director, Mr. Johnson is responsible for ensuring that the IACP builds upon over a century of success addressing issues at the forefront of the law enforcement profession, to include, advocacy, training, technical assistance and exchange of information. Leading a staff of over 100 professionals, Mr. Johnson provides strategic advice and counsel to the IACP leadership and membership on the critical issues they confront each day. In addition, Mr. Johnson is charged with the identification and development of relationships with strategic partners to advance the goals and missions of the IACP.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Johnson served as 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. Mr. Johnson also oversaw the Department’s programs to evaluate and mature state and local fusion center capabilities and establish a nationwide, integrated information sharing fabric.
Prior to this assignment Mr. Johnson has also served as Director of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement (HSLE) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Colonel with the New York State Police . He has more than 31 years of law enforcement experience, 24 of them with the New York State Police where he was tasked to develop a terrorism preparedness, response and prevention capability within the state police. His efforts led to the establishment of the New York State Police Office of Counter-Terrorism in February 2003, which he commanded as Lieutenant Colonel and later evolved into the current New York State Intelligence Center. He began his career as a police officer in Peekskill, New York, in 1977.
Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Economics from Empire State College.