Bart Johnson has been named executive director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the nation’s largest police organization. He succeeds Dan Rosenblatt, who has stepped down after serving as IACP director for more than two decades. Johnson has been Principal Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He came to that department from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), where he was Director of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement.
Johnson had spent 25 years in the New York State Police, where he served in narcotics-enforcement and counterterrorism leadership positions. He also has served as Vice Chair of the advisory committee to the U.S. Justice Department’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative. Johnson’s appointment was announced at this week’s annual convention of the IACP in Chicago.