Steve Johnson currently serves as Chief of Police for the city of Swansea, Illinois. Previously, he was the Special Operations Coordinator for the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office. With the State’s Attorney’s Office, his responsibilities included participating in grant writing and increasing technology in the grant writing process, coordinating communication between law enforcement and the state’s attorney’s office, and coordinating law enforcement training.
Steve also served 25 years with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and retired as a Captain in 2014. During his career he supervised the Criminal Investigation Section, the Drug Tactical Unit, the Street Crimes Unit, the Special Response Team (SWAT), the Warrant Section, the Evidence Section, the DEA Task Force,the Auto Theft Task Force, and the Domestic Violence Unit. He spent the last 14 years as the Supervising Investigator specializing in Violent Felonies and Computer‐Based Crimes and as a Supervisor of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis.
Steve is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 224). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Workforce Education from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Computer Resources and Information Management. Steve has been a contract instructor with FLETC and has served as an adjunct instructor for Southwestern Illinois College where he taught a variety of subjects, including Criminology, Criminalistics, Crime Scene Investigations, Cyber crime, and Criminal Investigations. Steve is currently the Lead Instructor for Cell Block Survival and Surviving Hidden Weapons with Calibre Press.