Amanda Johnson


Detective Amanda Johnson’s journey into policing was inspired by her father, an RCMP member. She initially followed his footsteps into RCMP, and transitioned to the EPS in 2015, serving in various roles including Patrol, Missing Persons Unit, and Child Protection Section. Her time in the Northwest Territories and her Métis heritage deeply influenced her approach to policing, fostering an understanding of Indigenous communities’ traditions and values.

Assigned to the North District Relief Unit, Detective Johnson immersed herself in remote communities, participating in local activities like trapping and fishing. This firsthand experience enriched her policing approach, emphasizing community engagement and cultural understanding. She played a pivotal role in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s National Review, drawing on her experiences and heritage to advocate for marginalized communities.

Working in the Missing Persons Unit, Detective Johnson found immense fulfillment in reuniting families or providing closure. Reflecting on her career with EPS, she highlights the rewarding nature of police work and the tight-knit community within the service. She encourages aspiring officers to embrace the diversity of experiences and opportunities offered by a career with EPS, emphasizing the constant learning and camaraderie it entails.