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Jay Johnston is an Adjunct Instructor for the Criminal Justice Department at Northern Michigan University. He is employed as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and has held that position since 1997. SA Johnston is currently assigned to the FBI's Detroit Division, Marquette Resident Agency. He has also served in the FBI's Chicago Division and at FBI Headquarters, in Washington, DC. In Chicago, SA Johnston primarily investigated Russian Organized Crime, but also investigated bank robberies, international terrorism and white collar crime. At FBI Headquarters, SA Johnston was a Supervisory Special Agent in the Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit, prior to stepping down to return to Marquette.
Prior to his employment with the FBI, SA Johnston was a Sergeant with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, in Jackson, Michigan. While at the Sheriff’s Department, then Sergeant Johnston served as a Shift Supervisor, Detective, Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician and Defensive Tactics/Street Survival Instructor.
SA Johnston obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Business Administration from Spring Arbor University. At the collegiate level, SA Johnston has experience in instructing forensic science, criminology, as well as interview and interrogation. He has also been active in Police training throughout his over twenty four year law enforcement career.