Department of Justice, Law and Criminology
MPA, Harvard Kennedy School
MS, Police Leadership, University of Warwick
BA, Modern History, University of Oxford
Jayme Johnson was a police officer in London's Metropolitan Police Service for ten years. He focused on community policing, public order, and the investigation of domestic violence and sexual offenses. He led the Police Gold Desk in the National Olympic Coordination Center during the 2012 Olympic Games.
Jayme received a UK Fulbright Scholarship to George Mason University, publishing comparative research on the relationship between elected officials and police chiefs in the United States and United Kingdom. This work led him to settle in Washington, DC with his wife and family.
As a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Jayme published Harvard's submission to the President's 2015 Taskforce on 21st Century Policing. As a consultant for a year with Booz Allen Hamilton's Strategic Innovation Group, Jayme supported the Department of Justice's technical assistance program for frontline police departments, tackling such topics as recruitment, racial profiling and data analytics.
In 2017 Jayme sought to broaden his experience across the public sector as Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Jayme's team collaborates across departments (namely rail, bus, paratransit and transit police) to deliver significant improvements in safety, efficiency and operational delivery for the DC region's transit system.
Jayme is an Ambassador and Trainer for Safe Shores, the capital's advocacy center for child victim's of violence and sexual abuse.