Detective Danny Johnson began his career in Law Enforcement with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in 1998 as a Community Service Officer assigned to the Department of Detention Services. In 2001, he obtained his law enforcement certification and began working as a patrol deputy in Eastern Hillsborough County.
Since his employment with the Sheriff’s Office, Detective Johnson has been a Field Training Officer, General Subjects Instructor, and Defensive Tactics Instructor. Afterbeing promoted to Detective, he has worked Property Crimes, General Crimes, Intelligence, Internal Affairs and is currently assigned to the Tampa Bay Regional Intelligence Center (TBRIC). Detective Johnson was also a member of the HCSO Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) for15 years, 6 of which he was the Team Leader. Detective Johnson has responded to numerous critical incidents ranging from lone suicidal subjects to armed barricaded individuals to hostage incidents.
Detective Johnson has been recognized for his knowledge and experience in the field of negotiations and has been a guest speaker for the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators, Michigan Association of Hostage Negotiators, California Association of Hostage Negotiators, National Tactical Officers Association, and other professional organizations around the country. Detective Johnson has also been a guest instructor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and in 2012 he was recognized by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for his contributions to their crisis negotiations program. Detective Johnson has also served on the board of the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators as a regional training director. Detective Johnson currently resides in the Tampa Bay area with his wife and son.