Joshua Browne

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Faculty member, Homeland Security program
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Areas of Expertise

  • Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Justice
  • Administration of Justice
  • Police Science
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Law Enforcement Culture
  • Safety and Security Leadership
  • Resilience Tools for Law Enforcement Professionals and Families

Joshua Browne was born in San Diego, CA where he remained a resident, until moving to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2006, currently residing with his wife and four sons, ages 16, 14, 14, and 10. For the past 19 years, Josh has worked as a sworn law enforcement officer. In 1999, Josh began a career as a police officer with the San Diego Police Department.

Personal, rather than professional considerations brought him to Salt Lake City in 2006, where he began employment with the West Valley City Police Department as a police officer, field training officer, detective and a sergeant.

As a detective, Josh has covered multiple specialties, including youth offenders, sex crimes, property crimes, and violent crimes. Prior to his promotion to sergeant, Josh was assigned to the Special Victims Unit within the West Valley City Police Department. Josh currently supervises the Community Policing Unit.

Josh graduated from Excelsior College (Albany, NY) in 2011 with a B.S. in Liberal Studies and an emphasis in History. Josh promptly enrolled in the Security and Safety Leadership Program at The George Washington University, earning an M.P.S. (2013) and a 4.0 GPA. Josh operated as a graduate teaching assistant within the Master of Security and Safety Leadership Program, later named the Master of Homeland Security Program, from 2013-2018. Josh has previously served on the DeVry University Justice Administration Curriculum Committee, collaborating with other academic and law enforcement professionals related to program content and standards.

In addition to his role as an adjunct professor within the Master of Homeland Security Program at The George Washington University, Josh currently functions as a visiting professor of Justice Administration at DeVry University, teaching a plethora of Criminal Justice related courses, in conjunction with the continuation of his law enforcement career.

He recently created Heal the Badge Consulting, focusing on the fortification of law enforcement professionals, leaders and their families, by providing the necessary resilience tools for success within, outside and beyond the law enforcement career.



  • Master of Professional Studies in Security and Safety Leadership, The George Washington University
  • B.S. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in History, Excelsior College (Albany, NY)

Classes Taught

  • PSHS 6270: Capstone Project