Sgt. Johnston has worked for Eden Prairie since August 2004 when he started as a patrol officer. During his tenure he has also served as a Retail Crime Unit officer, Explorer Post adviser, Crisis Intervention Team member, Training Unit instructor, Crime Prevention Team member and Field Training officer.
Sgt. Johnston grew up in Backus and earned an associate degree from Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Sgt. Johnston will spend 3-4 weeks in sergeant field training before working on his own.