FBI Atlanta special agent joins ‘State of Public Safety’ panel

Atlanta police officers on Peachtree Street on March 14, 2015. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

The special agent in charge of the FBI’s Atlanta Division will participate in next week’s “State of Public Safety.”

J. Britt Johnson, a Georgia native, was appointed to the post in March 2014. Atlanta Police Chief George Turner and Atlanta Police Foundation President Dave Wilkinson will also also participate in the panel.

The forum will be held during the Buckhead Business Association’s Signature Luncheon. The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 18 at 103 West.

“This is a timely topic of discussion, particularly given recent events across the United States and the globe,” said David Coxon, president of Georgia Primary Bank and 2016 BBA president. “We live in uncertain times, and our public safety leaders are doing everything in their power to serve and protect the community. This forum will no doubt be informative and insightful and gives us an opportunity to hear directly from those charged with keeping the community safe.”

During the event, the BBA will also bestow its annual Public Safety Awards to members of the Atlanta Police Department (Zone 2), Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit buckheadbusiness.org.

According to a 2014 FBI news release:

Mr. Johnson began his career as an FBI special agent in 1995 and reported to the San Diego Field Office to investigate violent crimes, gangs, and drug trafficking. In March 2000, he became a special agent bomb technician and transferred to the division’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

In April 2002, Mr. Johnson was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Unit within the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters. In August 2004, he was promoted to chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures Unit and managed the FBI’s counterterrorism response policy and program management for the FBI’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Counterterrorism Programs.

Mr. Johnson transferred to the Atlanta Field Office in April 2005, where he oversaw the domestic terrorism and threat squad on the JTTF. In December 2005, he became the supervisory special agent of the division’s Field Intelligence Group. In October 2008, Mr. Johnson was promoted to assistant special agent in charge over the intelligence, surveillance, and aviation programs.

Mr. Johnson was promoted in August 2009 to section chief of the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), where he supervised transport aircraft, field aviation surveillance, and ground surveillance programs.

In February 2012, Mr. Johnson became a deputy assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters and was responsible for strategic intelligence analysis and collection and targeting against priority global threats. In June 2012, he was re-assigned as deputy assistant director of the new Analysis and Strategic Issues Branch in the Directorate of Intelligence.

In January 2013, Mr. Johnson was designated as acting assistant director of CIRG and oversaw all aspects of the FBI’s rapid response to and management of crisis incidents.

He was promoted to deputy assistant director of the Criminal Investigative Division in March 2013.

A Georgia native, Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Auburn University.

About the author

Todd DeFeo

Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits The Travel Trolley and Railfanning.org.

Readers Comments (1)

  1. natural treatment August 19, 2016 @ 9:32 am

    I am extremely impressed together with your writing skills as
    neatly as with the structure on your blog. Is this a paid subject or did you customize it your self?
    Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s uncommon to look a great blog like this
    one these days..

Comments are closed.