Chief David Swing


Chief of Police, Pleasanton

Chief David Swing is a 28-year law enforcement professional having served in a wide variety of assignments from Reserve Officer to Police Chief. Swing served the majority of his professional career in Morgan Hill, California starting as a Reserve Officer and rising to the rank of Chief for nine years. Swing is currently serving as the Chief of Police in Pleasanton, California.  

Chief Swing is active in the law enforcement profession as a Past President and current board member of the California Police Chiefs Association. Swing developed an understanding of stop data demographics while representing California Police Chiefs for nearly four years on the Racial and Identity Profiling Act board including the Stop Data and Evidence Based Practices sub-committee. 

Chief Swing worked a wide variety of assignments to include FTO and SWAT Operator, Detective Sergeant through all leadership positions of a small police agency.  Chief Swing is passionate about enhancing the organization’s response to domestic violence and has been involved in the topic for decades. His broad-base of experience also includes Police Management instructor for budgeting and strategic and succession planning. Chief Swing earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Master’s degree in Public Administration and is a graduate of POST Command College.  

Swing brings a strategic focus to his work having developed multiple strategic plans aligning the work and budget of the Department to community expectations and Council goals.