Let me introduce my family. I have been married to my wife Shelly for over 10 years and we have 8-year-old twin boys, and we are raising our family here in Henderson. I love this community and am excited to serve the City of Henderson residents the way I have been able to in Boulder City for the past 17 years.
Aaron Johnson, after serving in the United States Marine Corps, moved to Nevada in 2005 to begin his career in Law Enforcement. After graduating from the police academy in 2006, Aaron joined the Boulder City Police Department where he has served the community for 17 years.
Aaron has worked in the capacity of patrol officer, field training officer, and a sergeant over patrol, detectives, special operations, and K-9. In April 2021, Aaron was promoted to operations lieutenant and continued his rapid advancement by being promoted to commander on May 6, 2021.
Aaron is a graduate of the 282nd session of the FBI National Academy where he took classes in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorism mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication and forensic science.
While working full time in law enforcement and raising a young family, Aaron earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Organizational Leadership from National University and a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia.
Aaron chose to work in law enforcement because he was raised in a small town in Alaska and enjoyed the closeness and sense of community he grew to know. Because Boulder City has the highest ratio of police to citizens in Southern Nevada, Aaron knows firsthand what it means to provide quality community policing. He interacts with residents and community leaders daily across the valley and feels this is why he will be an accessible, motivated and effective leader serving on the Henderson City Council. The training he received has given Aaron additional resources to apply back to our community.
Aaron also began a community clean-up program in Eldorado Valley, by partnering with a local off-highway vehicle group to do a cleanup in the desert. In addition, Aaron launched “Coffee with a Cop” to provide the community with opportunities for the residents to discuss issues and concerns that are important to them.