AUTHORS

Samuel Johnson Jr. is the chief public information officer for the Baltimore Fire Department. He is a former Baltimore police officer who has also held management positions in the Baltimore Mayor's Office of Emergency Management and with Baltimore Housing.

In 2015, Johnson was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the country's top 30 law and policy professionals under the age of 30. He holds a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University's Public Safety Executive Leadership Program.

August 14, 2015

Violent Confrontations and the Psychology of a Cop

Every officer knows that things can quickly turn lethally dangerous. How can these situations be prevented?
March 27, 2015

Managing the Emerging Public-Safety Workforce

We need to re-think the military-style model and find ways to make law-enforcement agencies reflect the communities they serve.
March 10, 2015

Why Police Should Practice ‘Broken Windows’ on Themselves

It's a matter not only of discipline but of a culture of collective morality.
December 23, 2014

Law Enforcement, Communities and the Need for Mutual Respect

Much can be done on both sides to prevent the kind of tragedies that have ignited protests across the nation.
August 4, 2014

Public Safety and the Need for a Culture of Leadership Consciousness

Police, firefighters and other emergency responders occupy a special position of trust in their communities. They need to always be aware of the impact of their behavior.