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Eddie T. Johnson Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Son, Salary, Retirement and Chicago Police Superintendent

Eddie T. Johnson Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Son, Salary, Retirement and Chicago Police Superintendent

Eddie T. Johnson Bio | Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson

Eddie T. Johnson is an American Police officer who is the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. He started his career in the Chicago Police Department in 1988 as a beat cop. In 2008, Johnson was appointed commander of the 6th district and chief of patrol in 2012.

In 2016, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel endured controversy when appointing Johnson as his interim superintendent considering Eddie T. Johnson was not one of the three finalists selected by the Chicago Police Board, and he did not apply for the job.

On March 28, 2016, Emanuel named Johnson as the interim Police Chief. On April 13, 2016, a day after the Chicago City Council Public Safety Committee bypassed the Chicago Police Board with a fast-track vote, T. Johnson was officially sworn in as Chicago Police Superintendent after his nomination was approved unanimously by the Chicago City Council in a 50-0 vote.

Johnson announced his intention to retire from the Chicago Police Department on November 7, 2019.

Eddie T. Johnson Photo

Eddie T. Johnson Photo

Eddie T. Johnson Controversy

On October 17, 2019, NBC News reported Eddie Johnson told the Mayor of Chicago he had “a couple of drinks” after being found sleeping in his car around 12:30am. He was not administered a sobriety test and was allowed to drive home.

Eddie T. Johnson Age | How Old Is Eddie T. Johnson?

Johnson was born in 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, United States (he is About 60 years old as of 2019.) He likes to keep his personal life private hence it is not known which month or date he was born or when he celebrates his birthday.

Eddie T. Johnson Family

Eddie was born on the Near North Side of Chicago, Illinois and, at the age of 10 he moved to the Washington Heights neighborhood, where he resides up to now. He has not yet revealed any information about his parents or siblings.

Eddie T. Johnson Wife

Johnson is married to his sweetheart and junior officer Lt. Nakia Fenner. The couple Johnson tied the knot on Sept. 30, 2017 while Johnson was recovering from kidney transplant. He had undergone a kidney transplant which was donated by Daniel Johnson who is his son.

His wife has been at the center of a pair of controversies since Johnson took the top spot in the department. Fenner was cleared of any wrongdoing in an investigation of alleged cheating in the lieutenants exam, though Inspector General Joseph Ferguson has yet to report back on allegations that Fenner intervened on her son’s behalf in a traffic case. Johnson asked Ferguson to look into that case in January.

Eddie T Johnson Son

Johnson has a son, Daniel Johnson, who came out of the Police academy in 2018 and was assigned to his father’s old district south side. When Johnson was sick, his son was the one who donated his kidney to safe his dad.

Eddie T. Johnson Salary

In 2018, Johnson earned $260,004 as a Superintendent Of Police for City of Chicago Department Of Police. He earned more than 99.97% of employees in City of Chicago Department Of Police. This is 273.9 percent higher than the average pay for city employees and 323.9 percent higher than the national average for government employees.

Eddie T. Johnson Net Worth

Johnson’s net worth is currently under review and will updated soon. There is no doubt that he has been able to make a good fortune from the good salary he receives.

Eddie T Johnson Retire | Eddie T Johnson Retirement

Johnson announced plans to retire from his post on Thursday, saying in an emotional speech that it was time “for someone else to pin these four stars to their shoulders.”

“These stars can sometimes feel like carrying the weight of the world,” he continued. “But I’m confident that I leave CPD in a better place than when I became superintendent.”

Eddie, who has served as the city’s top cop since early 2016, said he will stay in his role through the end of the year. He informed the department’s top brass of his retirement in a meeting before announcing his decision at a news conference.

Johnson also sent a letter to all CPD officers on his retirement, saying in part that it was a “difficult decision” but “the time has come.”

His letter to Chicago police officers, much of which mirrored the speech he delivered Thursday, can be read in full below:

Dear Members,

I joined the Chicago Police Department for the same reason as many of you. I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to be the cop that took the time to listen to those he swore to serve and protect.

I wanted to be the officer that families waved to as I drove down their block. I wanted them to know my name, and I wanted to know their names too. This job has always been about relationships, and I have made more friends as a Chicago cop than I would have ever imagined.

I have had the privilege of serving as Superintendent since April 2016. This was a difficult time for CPD. The city was still reeling after the release of the video showing the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Trust between CPD and the people of Chicago had fallen to the lowest level I’d seen in my 31 years on the job. As a Department, we were also trying to make sense of the changes regarding street stops that came courtesy of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Murders spiked to a level not seen since the 1990s. Some predicted that Chicago would continue its downward slide, but I knew we could do better. We just needed to do things differently.

A Superintendent can talk about reform all day, but it’s every Department Member who needs to be an agent of change. I can’t thank you enough for buying into a new strategy and reshaping CPD for the better.

Today, we are on pace to post four straight years of double-digit declines in murders, shootings, robberies and burglaries. We’ve made this happen while increasing transparency, putting a renewed emphasis on community policing and investing in manpower and new technology. I know that none of this would have been possible without the hard work and dedication from each and every one of you.

With that in mind, I come to you with news of my pending retirement from CPD, effective 01 Jan 2020. This was a very difficult decision because I love this job, and I love the people that wear this uniform. Still, the time has come for me to move on to the next chapter in my life. As someone once shared with me, “This is a job of a lifetime, but not a job for a lifetime.”

I cannot thank you for enough for your making my time as Superintendent one of the greatest honors of my life. This Department – this Family in Blue – elevated a humble beat copy to the rank of Superintendent. I will forever be in your debt. 

Because of your efforts, we leave this Department in a better place. CPD is also on a path to post continued decreases in violent crime while strengthening our relationships with the community. We paved this path together. There is certainly more work to do. But I am confident CPD will answer the call as you have done so many times before. 

God Bless CPD. God Bless Chicago. And as always, stay safe. 


Eddie T. Johnson

Superintendent of Police