On Monday, February 6, 2023, Mayor Paula Dierenfeld swore in one new Johnston police officer. The department proudly welcomes Officer Collins.
Officer Collins joined the Johnston Police Department from the Arapahoe County Colorado Sheriff’s Office, which serves more than 900 square miles and covers a portion of the Denver metropolitan area. He also served in the United State Navy for eight years and honorably served as a Navy Corpsman. Within the first four years of enlistment, he was appointed to the prestigious Naval Special Warfare Development Group to join the East Coast Special Operations community as a combat medic.
Officer Collins holds an Associate’s degree in Science and Criminal Justice from the Community College of Aurora. He was eager to return to his home state of Iowa and begin making an impact in the department’s community policing mission.