Chief David Swing

Chief David Swing brings over 25 years of demonstrated law enforcement and leadership experience to Pleasanton. He has a proven track record of strategic budget management, commitment to community engagement and personnel development, and has been a pioneer in deploying new law enforcement technology to meet the complex challenges of a progressive community like Pleasanton.

Chief Swing previously served as the Police Chief of Morgan Hill for nine years. While serving as Chief, Swing also served as president of the California Police Chiefs Association where he actively engaged state legislators and successfully influenced legislation impacting California law enforcement agencies.

Swing began his career in law enforcement as a reserve police officer with the Morgan Hill Police Department in 1995 and rose through the ranks to police officer/recruit and traffic officer, police corporal, sergeant, commander, and was named chief in 2011.

Chief Swing received his bachelor of arts degree and master’s in public administration from San Jose State University, and is a graduate of the POST Command College. Additionally, he holds a certification as a POST Executive and is a regular instructor at the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium teaching a management course focusing on budget, strategic planning, and succession planning.