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Henderson Police

About Us

Captain Michael Johnston

Office Telephone: (702) 267-4542
Office Fax: (702) 267-5002


Capt. Michael Johnston was born and raised in rural Nebraska before moving to the Las Vegas Valley in 1992. He joined the Henderson Police Department in June of 1993.

Law Enforcement History

Capt.l Johnston began his law enforcement career with the Lincoln Police Department, Lincoln, NE, in 1989 where he worked as a patrol officer for nearly four years. In 1993, he was hired by the Henderson Police Department as a Corrections Officer and later became a Police Officer in June 1995. During his tenure, he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, an Officer in Charge, Crisis Negotiator, K-9 Handler and a Narcotics Investigator. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2005 and moved to the Investigations Division where he supervised the Property and Special Victims Units. He promoted to Lieutenant in 2009 where he served as a Watch Commander in patrol and supervisor of the Community Relations Unit. In March 2013, he was promoted to Captain and is currently assigned to the Special Services Division which is comprised of the Traffic Unit, Special Events, SWAT, K-9, Community Relations Unit and Homeland Security.


Capt. Johnston attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1984 until 1988 earning a Bachelorís of Science degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Psychology and English

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