Lt. Colonel Jimmie Johnson
Lieutenant Colonel Jimmie Johnson oversees the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Field Operations Bureau. Johnson was previously promoted to Captain of the Tennessee Highway Patrol Memphis District in 2016. Prior to his promotion, he served as Troop Lieutenant over Shelby, Fayette, Haywood, and Hardeman Counties. He also served as Troop Sergeant in Shelby County before being transferred to Crockett and Lauderdale Counties. He was selected to serve as the Memphis district’s evidence custodian while being stationed in Haywood County from 1997 to 2007. He completed six years in the United States Marine Corp before beginning his career with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Lieutenant Colonel Johnson is a 2003 graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, a 2015 graduate of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Commissioner’s Leadership Academy, a 2016 graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute, and earned a Bachelors in Organizational Leadership from The University of Memphis.