For Release: Immediately
Hopkins, MN., September 21, 2016 – The City of Hopkins announced today that Captain Brent Johnson will be promoted to Hopkins Police Chief. Johnson will be sworn in at the October 18, 2016, City Council meeting. City Manager Mike Mornson has selected Captain Johnson to assume the position left vacant by Police Chief Mike Reynolds who will be retiring from law enforcement effective October 14, 2016 (see related press release).
“I have worked with Captain Johnson for the last five years, and he shows great communication skills and an excellent attitude. He also has filled in intermittently as Chief in Chief Reynolds absence and has done a great job. I know he will continue to serve the City of Hopkins well in his new role,” stated City Manager Mornson.
Captain Johnson has been with the Hopkins Police Department for seventeen years and served as Police Captain for the last five years. Prior to serving as Police Captain, Johnson served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Narcotics Investigator and a Patrol Sergeant for the City of Hopkins. Johnson has a Bachelor's of Science in Law Enforcement from Metropolitan State University and a Master of Arts in Police Leadership, Education and Administration from the University of St. Thomas and completed Police Staff and Command School with Northwestern University.
“I am truly invested in this organization and the successes that we continually achieve on a daily basis with our community outreach and community building initiatives,” stated Johnson in his application.
Ari Lenz, Assistant City Manager