Geneva College
Mildred Johnson View All Faculty
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Disciplines/Field of Study

  • Criminal Justice

Dr. Johnson served as a patrol officer and police sargeant for the City of Pittsburgh for 14 years. She was also a police chaplain with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chaplaincy and director of the Police Academy at Westmoreland County Community College. She recently became a National Trainer and Instructor with Georgetown University's Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement Program (ABLE).

Degrees Received

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL), (2014) Regent University
  • Certificate of Advanced Leadership Studies, (2013) Regent University
  • Master of Organizational Leadership (MSOL), (2006) Geneva College
  • Bachelors of Science in Community Ministry, (2004+) Geneva College

Courses Taught

  • Homeland Security
  • Crime, Law & Society
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Law Enforcement and Communication
  • Law Enforcement and Human Behavior
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Verbal Judo
  • OC/Pepper Spray
  • Police Instructor Development
  • Officer Safety
  • Gangs and Terrorism
  • Ethnic Intimidation and Bias Crimes
  • Law Enforcement Survival Tactics Training
  • Ethics in Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Officers Drug Abuse Resistance Education Training
  • Law Enforcement Gang Resistance Education and Training
  • Community Policing
  • Law Enforcement and Crime Prevention

Research Interests and Consulting Expertise

  • Ethics and its impact on the Law Enforcement Community

Awards Received

  • The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chaplaincy Corp Chief of Police Certificate of Appreciation
  • The William H. Moore Award for Excellence

Professional Society Memberships

  • The Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC)
  • The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chaplaincy Corp
  • National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
  • National Association for Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
  • The Fraternal Order of Police
  • The Veteran Police Association
  • The Critical Incident Stress Management TeamPittsburgh Interfaith Impact NetworK
  • Virginia Center for Police Innovation

Work Experience

  • Westmoreland County Community College – Police Academy Director, Adjunct Criminal Justice Instructor
  • Rochester Family Life Center – Executive Director
  • Choices Pregnancy Services – Driver/Client Advocate
  • The Foundation of Hope/Allegheny County Jail – Mentor and Trainer
  • The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force – Director
  • The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police – Police Sergeant/Officer
  • Panelist for Beaver County Women in History Month- March 2019
  • Continued Participation in the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Procedural Justice for the Police and Community Institute.
  • Continued Participation in Greater Pittsburgh and Beaver County Colleg, University and community panel discussions and trainings with other professionals in the Criminal Justice field.

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

  • I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I am the daughter of a preacher and one of five children. I am a wife to a wonderful retired police detective and we have three beautiful children together. I love the warm weather and enjoy early morning walks and talks with the Lord. I enjoy learning and I love to teach. My family is extremely important to me.  In my spare time I like to read and spend time working in my flower garden.