Board of School Trustees Unanimously Approves Mike Johnson as the New Director of School Safety
March 09, 2022
FISHERS, IN –The Hamilton Southeastern Board of School Trustees voted Wednesday to approve Mike Johnson as Director of School Safety.
Johnson is familiar with Hamilton Southeastern Schools from his prior employment with Fishers Police Department (FPD), where he served for 29 years. Before retiring from FPD, Johnson commanded the Support Division which oversees administration, community outreach and public affairs of the police department. The support division also includes the School Resource Officers unit which consists of nine SROs working full-time in Hamilton Southeastern Schools.
“We are excited to have Mike Johnson join Hamilton Southeastern in this unique and important role. He brings unmatched professional knowledge and skills,” says Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Stokes. “He [Johnson] will continue to help us foster our relationship with Fishers Police, working alongside our School Resource Officers, and providing staff and building leadership with industry expertise and new practices.”
Johnson was one of the early DARE Officers at FPD, teaching thousands of students during his career. He is also a National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Certified National Safe School Practitioner and Instructor. In addition, he is an Indiana Safe School Specialist and serves on the Indiana School Safety Specialist Advisory Committee.
“The most rewarding part of my 29-year law enforcement career at Fishers Police Department was the time I spent as a School Resource Officer and DARE Officer. I am thrilled to be an official part of the HSE Schools’ team where I can focus commit all my energy to helping keep our school community safe,” said Mike Johnson, Director of School Safety.
Johnson is a graduate of Ball State University and is currently working on a Master of Public Administration at IUPUI.
In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, three sons and coaching youth sports.