Detective Steve Johnson (retired) 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.
Statement Analysis, a forensic method of analyzing written and verbal statements for veracity, deception, content, and psychological profile. Steve is a Certified Statement Analyst, considered an expert in identifying deception, 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 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.
Steve found that utilizing Statement Analysis combined with Handwriting Analysis, provided more information than either the Polygraph or the CVSA could provide. He frequently consulted for investigators in and outside his own agency, by analyzing verbal and handwritten statements. The cases included suicide threat notes and various other threatening letters, in which the investigators needed to know if the threats were valid. Each case turned out just as the Handwriting and the Statement Analysis showed it would.
As a Forensic Analyst, Steve identifies truth from deception, as well as the subject’s psychological profile utilizing their written, verbal or transcribed statements.He frequently consults for law enforcement as well as other investigators from around the nation.Detective Johnson has analyzed and profiled for a wide variety of cases, including: 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, Hyatt Analysis Services
Certified Forensic Handwriting Analyst