Doug Johnson has been promoted to chief of the Indiana University Police Department at IUPUI. He will lead more than 50 full-time and part-time uniformed officers and detectives beginning January 1. Johnson began his IUPD career in 2012, assigned to Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus for two years before transitioning to deputy chief of the IUPD-Bloomington division, where he has been providing strategic and operational leadership.
A seasoned law enforcement professional, Johnson retired from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in 2011 after 20 years of service and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He also serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as a colonel and division chief of staff.
IUPD at IUPUI is one division of the IU Police Department, which is part of the Office of Public Safety and Institutional Assurance. Chief Johnson will join Superintendent Hunter’s leadership team, composed of the seven chiefs throughout the system, who ensure a progressive and community-oriented approach to campus law enforcement.