Owner and lead instructor, Steven Johnson is a 28-year police veteran with 23 years as a detective, including 7 years on the elite Major Incident Response Team. Steve was awarded the Medal of Excellence for his expertise in the area of Interview and Interrogation. During his career, Steve obtained certifications as a Certified Voice Stress Analyst (lie detection), Certified Statement Analyst, and Certified Forensic Handwriting Analyst.
Steve is a Certified Statement Analyst, considered an expert in identifying deception, content, and psychological profile in verbal and written statements. Steve continues to work, train and maintain proficiency with some of the best statement analysts in the country.
Steve is also a Certified Forensic Handwriting Analyst, proficient in detecting deception, mental illness, drug use, sex abuse, violence & perpetrator potential, personality traits and more. Steve is a member of the International Association of Handwriting Analysts, and the American Society of Professional Graphologists.
During his law enforcement career, Steve found that Statement Profiling provided more information than either the polygraph or the CVSA could provide. Profiling what people said or wrote, provided the answers investigators traditionally sought through their interviews and investigations. It was a paradigm shift from the traditional investigative interviewing methods still used by most investigators today. This improved method became the focus of Steve’s law enforcement career. He frequently consulted for investigators in and outside his own agency, and has been teaching investigators these techniques for the past ten years. The effectiveness of these techniques has been proven in hundreds of investigations and interviews.
Steve Johnson frequently consults for law enforcement as well as other investigators from around the nation. Steve has analyzed and profiled for a wide variety of cases, including but not limited to: anonymous author, homicide, suicide, arson, robbery, fraud, forgery, theft, threats, kidnapping, sex crimes, hate crimes, elder abuse, domestic violence, threat assessment, hiring and internal investigations.
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Detective Steve Johnson (retired) is a 28-year police veteran. Steve is known for his expertise in the area of Interview and Interrogation and complex case work. He is a Medal of Excellence recipient for his interview skills in a high profile case.
Steve is an Arizona POST certified instructor and taught at the Police Academy for several years. Steve was the instruction coordinator for the Specific Crimes block of instruction, which included classes in Robbery, Assaults, Burglary, Missing Persons, Auto Theft and Financial Crimes. Steve created the course: Statement Analysis for Improved Interviews and Investigations, which is taught at the academy Criminal Investigations School.
He frequently speaks at seminars and conferences. His seminars are attended by local, state and federal investigators, along with banking and corporate investigators.
Affiliations (past and present)
Arizona Chapter of International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, Two-time Training Sponsor
International Association of Handwriting Analysts, Member
Arizona Homicide Investigators Association, Member
California Robbery Investigators Association, Member
Certified Voice Stress Analyst, National Institute for Truth Verification
Certified Statement Analyst
Certified Forensic Handwriting Analyst