Specialized Services Division

Captain Kenny Johnson began his law enforcement Career in 1992 with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office. He has worked as a patrol deputy, field training officer, detective in the Criminal Investigation Unit, SRCAPT KENNY JOHNSONT member (SWAT Team), SRT supervisor, patrol corporal, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant (watch commander), lieutenant in the Internal Affairs Division and  lieutenant in charge of the Judicial Process Unit and the Training Division. 

He currently has over 2,500 hours in training and advanced law enforcement classes. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development Course, a Certified Public Manager through Florida State University, a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course and is a graduate of the Florida Sheriff’s Association Command Officer’s Developmental Course. 

Capt. Johnson is currently an FDLE Certified Instructor at the South Florida State College Criminal Justice Academy, where he teaches basic recruits,  and is a firearms and driving Instructor.  He was promoted to captain over the Law Enforcement Division in October of 2016.  In October 2017, he was moved to the Specialized Services Division.

Capt. Johnson may be contacted at kjohnson@highlandssheriff.org or by calling 863-402-7381.

The Specialized Services Division contains seven units that cover a broad range of services for the Sheriff's Office. These units are tasked with various specialties, such as courthouse security, civil and judicial processes, warrants, crime prevention, fleet maintenance, radio communications, training for all agency members, and the SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams. These specific areas of responsibility are coordinated by the Division Captain.

Specialized Services Division Units
Court Related Services (Bailiffs)
Crime Prevention
Fleet Maintenance
Judicial Process/Civil
Radio Communications
SWAT/Crisis Negotiations