Erik Johanson has been a police officer in Western New York since 2010. Erik has a strong focus on traffic and DWI investigations which he has earned recognition from the STOP-DWI program for excellence in enforcement three years in a row. He is currently serving as a field training officer and DCJS General Topics instructor. Erik’s career has included SWAT, Crisis Intervention, peer support, and several traffic assignments. In 2021, Erik received the officer of the year with his current department, along with a team of coworkers, after rescuing a person from a house fire. Erik’s drive is second to none, and his knowledge of VTL enforcement pays off with criminal investigations in traffic stops. Erik also attended Hilbert College in Buffalo, NY where he obtained his Master’s degree and is currently an adjunct professor in criminal justice.