Deputy ChiefBrenda Lee Johnson (portrayed by Kyra Sedgwick) is a fictional character featured in TNT'sThe Closer. The character heads the Major Crimes Division (formerly the Priority Homicide Division) of the Los Angeles Police Department. She is portrayed in the series as an intelligent, determined, and exacting woman. The character has a tendency to offend people involved in her cases and coworkers, but is given powerful skills to determine the facts of a crime, compel confessions and close cases. Thus, she is "a closer".