Davies High School
Officer Derek Johnson
How long have you been a police officer?
I have been a Fargo police officer for 10 years; this is my first year as an SRO.
Why did you become an SRO?
I became an SRO to take on a new challenge and the opportunity to connect and hopefully have a positive influence on young people. I am also excited about being able to build good working relationships with students, parents, and school staff.
What is your training and education?
I graduated from Fargo South High School and joined the U.S. Army. After my military service I attended South Dakota State University and have a degree in Biology. While working for the Fargo Police I have been a Field Training Officer for new recruits, a Crime Scene Investigator, and I am currently the only Certified Bomb Technician in the department..
What are your off-duty interests?
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters. I also like camping, boating, and bicycling.