Deputy Warden J. G. Johnson
Deputy Warden J.G. Johnson began his career in law enforcement in 1978 as a Military Policeman and then Military Police Investigator for the United States Army. In 1985 he came to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and trained as a Correction Officer where he worked a variety of positions, from a line officer working inmate housing areas, to the Operations Unit, the Environmental Control Unit and then the Inmate Classification Unit. In 1990 he was activated for Desert Shield/Desert Storm and returned from the Persian Gulf in 1991.
In 1996, Deputy Warden Johnson was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, worked as a crew sergeant, and then was assigned as the Processing Sergeant, responsible for overseeing and managing the physical processing of all inmate facility remands, outside movement and discharges. During the period from 1997 to 2007, Deputy Warden Johnson was elected as vice-president of the Correction Officer’s union and spent several years released to assist in contract negotiations and with the protection of employee rights, benefits and working conditions.
In 2000 Deputy Warden Johnson was promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant and worked for a period as a Crew Lieutenant in Riverhead and Yaphank. In 2002 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and was made the Commanding Officer of the Administrative Bureau; overseeing a mix of units including Jail Records, Vocational Programs, Compliance Standards, Grievances, Facility Laundry and Environmental Control. In 2003 Deputy Warden Johnson was also given oversight responsibility for the Internal Security and Gang Intelligence investigative units and was appointed the first Captain Investigator from within the corrections division in Suffolk County.
While a Captain, Deputy Warden Johnson was responsible for the supervision and oversight of the Support Services Bureau, the Administrative Bureau and the Special Operations Bureau and was also tasked with budgets and staffing preparation and management.
His promotion to Deputy Warden came in 2017 and he is currently the Executive Officer of the Corrections Division. In addition to his primary responsibilities, he was one of the founders, and is now the senior advisor to the Sheriff’s Office response to combat human trafficking from the correctional front.
Deputy Warden Johnson holds several certificates and qualifications including the American Correctional Association’s Certified Corrections Executive (CCE), the American Jail Association’s Certified Jail Manager (CJM), and the AELE’s Certified Litigation Specialist (CLS).