Master Sergeant Robert Johnson to Retire After 24 Years of Service

Posted on  01/22/2014 11:25 am


  • Wilmington Police Headquarters, 300 North Walnut Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.


On January 23, 2014, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Master Sergeant Robert Johnson will conclude 24 years of service with a walk out ceremony at Wilmington Police Headquarters.

Master Sergeant Johnson joined the Wilmington Police Department in November of 1989 as part of the 80th Academy class. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2008, and has continued his education receiving a master’s degree in business and marketing from Wilmington University in 2010.

Photo of Master Sergeant Robert Johnson

Master Sergeant Johnson and his wife Jessica have been married for 30 years and they have a 17 year old son.

In his 24 year career he has served in the Uniformed Services Division, Safe Streets, Office of Professional Standards, and two tours in the Community Policing Unit. Master Sergeant Johnson is a certified motorcycle officer and squad leader on the department’s Mobile Field Force Team.

Master Sergeant Johnson has a passion for teaching and has taught as an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University since 2005. He brought this same passion for teaching to the police department where he served as a certified police instructor, field training officer, CPR/first aid instructor, and emergency vehicle operator instructor.

Master Sergeant Johnson has a lengthy history of public service. In addition to his career as a police officer, he served six years active duty in the United States Air Force, and 18 years in the Delaware Air National Guard where he retired as a Master Sergeant-9 in 2005.

Master Sergeant Johnson will continue his public service in in his new role as a supervisor in the serious juvenile offender unit at the State of Delaware Division of Family Services.