Officer Ryan Johnston is an experienced security/private detective professional who decided to advance into the law enforcement field when he graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police Academy in 2016. Carlow University Police Department is his first law enforcement job, which he holds while also working part-time as a contracted federal security officer at the NIOSH/CDC Bruceton Campus in South Park. 

He is an alumnus of Point Park University, finishing his M.A. in Intelligence and Global Security in 2014, and his B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration in 2012. He is also a 2010 alumnus from Pittsburgh Technical Institute, now Pittsburgh Technical College. Because he is a lifelong learner, he is currently pursuing an A.S. in Fire Science Administration and certificate in Paramedic at Community College of Allegheny County.

In his spare time he volunteers as a firefighter and emergency medical technician at Monroeville Fire Company #1. Officer Johnston also enjoys taking many professional police, fire, and EMS trainings in his spare time and holds numerous instructor certifications. Officer Johnston looks forward to meeting students and is a proud employee serving the Carlow University community.