Chief's Page

Message from the Chief:

The Chief of Police has the overall responsibility for the administration of the Police Department. He has vested authority and responsibility to manage and supervise the activities and personnel of the department, establish goals, objectives and performance standards.


Michael T. Johnston was hired by the Bradley Police Department on September 15th, 1996 and served as a patrolman in various assignments until his promotion to Sergeant in November 2003. In April 2007, Chief Johnston attained the rank of lieutenant and went on to command the operations division and the support services division. On June 1st, 2016 Chief Johnston was appointed as the Chief of Police.

Chief Johnston is a veteran of the Illinois Army National Guard and is also an adjunct instructor for 10 years at Kankakee Community College.

Chief Johnston holds a Masters Degree from Lewis University, a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Governor’s State University and an Associates Degree from Prairie State College. Chief Johnston is also a graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Staff and Command as well as the 263rd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia in March of 2016

Contact Information:
Michael Johnston
Chief of Police