Investigations & Administrative Services

Major Brian Johns is the commander of Investigations & Administrative Services.  Johns graduated from the Dayton Police Academy in 1992. He served as a patrol officer in both the Fifth and First Districts until 1998. During that time, Major Johns’ assignments included: Field Training Officer, Bicycle Unit, and an appointment to the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). 


In 1998, Johns was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and had various assignments to include Fifth District and Vice Crimes Unit supervisor.  In 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned as the West Night Watch Commander and Public Information Officer. In January of 2011, Major Johns was named the Commander of the Narcotics Bureau where worked until getting promoted to the rank of Major in June of 2012. Johns was a long-term member of the Dayton Police SWAT Team and served as the SWAT Commander. 


Major Johns is a lifelong resident of the city of Dayton and grew up in the Old North Dayton neighborhood. He graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School in 1987 and has an associate's degree in Criminal Justice from Sinclair Community College.  He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

The Investigations and Administrative Services Division oversees the following functions.


  • Homicide / Felonious Assault Unit
  • Cold Case Unit
  • Special Victims Unit
  • Violent Offenders Unit
  • Domestic Violence / Intimate Partner Violence Unit
  • Safe Streets Task Force
  • Crime Analysis Unit

Narcotics Bureau

  • Major Case Unit / Drug Enforcement Unit
  • Narcotics Support Unit
  • Street Crimes Unit
  • PIVOT Unit

Dayton Police Academy

  • Training Unit
  • Firearms

Administrative Services Bureau

  • Records
  • Alarm Administration 
  • Auto Recovery
  • Radio Information
  • Data Prep 
  • Tow Administrator 
  • Forensic Services Unit
  • Court Detail
  • Property Room
  • Terminal Agency Coordinator