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Biography of Paul M. Johnson, Chief of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

Paul Johnson was appointed Chief of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services on July 12, 2005.

His career began at the California Department of Justice (DOJ) in 1975. He served there in a variety of managerial positions relating to fingerprint identification and criminal background research for employment, licensing and certifications purposes.

In addition, since 1997, he has represented the DOJ as a Federal Bureau of Investigation Committee member on the National Identification Services Subcommittee and the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification Task Force. The purpose of the subcommittee and the Task Force is to provide policy recommendations to the National Policy Board on criminal identification and information issues.

Paul is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. He is a veteran, having served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972.