Leadership & Experience

My leadership and experience, in not only law enforcement, but also including business and the professional world, gives me unique, diverse and well-rounded decision making, experience and leadership skills that I believe will be the greatest benefit to our community in the direction and decisions needed to be made during these times.

Johnson has served Mille Lacs County as a Deputy Sheriff since 2016, briefly serving the City of Milaca as a Police Officer that same year. Prior to becoming a licensed peace officer, Johnson served Mille Lacs County as a Reserve Deputy in the Sheriff's Office from 2014 to 2015.

Leadership experience, duties and responsibilities Travis has held had at the Sheriff’s Office over the years have been as follows:

As an instructor Johnson was responsible for the curriculum and hands on training of the licensed peace officers for the Sheriff’s Office as well as other law enforcement agencies within the county. Johnson served as a member of the SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team, a specially trained team called out for high risk/dangerous operations directly dangerous to public safety and law enforcement personnel.

Johnson served as a Union Steward, with responsibilities including:

Johnson completed the ICLD (Institute for Credible Leadership) training offered through the MN Sheriff's Association. A four phase, online leadership learning system requiring 183 hours of online training and 9 books.

Johnson's road to now has also included: former Minnesota Twin, former videographer/pro staff/guest host for nationally televised outdoor shows, and business owner for 22+ years (construction, landscaping, real estate).