Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 8:30 - 9:30pm CST, LTrek will host a Leadership Chat at LTrek's Facebook Page. This will be the first of seven Leadership Chats that we will hold in the weeks to come. The first leadership skill we will discuss is trust building, because trust is the foundation of leadership. Without it, you cannot lead in the true sense of the word.
In Sgt. Swanton's job, he must build trust every day through his actions and communication skills. He is a certified Crisis Negotiator and is the Team Leader for Waco P.D's Negotiation Team. He is also the Waco Police Department Spokesman / P.I.O. There is a lot we can learn from someone who negotiates with people when lives are at stake. The skills he utilizes transfer to the boardroom and into our daily lives with our teams. We hope you will join us tomorrow night on Facebook for LTrek's Leadership Chat with Sgt. Patrick Swanton! - Rachel Woods
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Sergeant Swanton’s police career started in 1980, with the Waco Police Department, his assignments have been numerous. He has served in Patrol as a Patrol Officer, Special Investigator, and Field Training Officer training new recruits.
Sgt Swanton has also worked in the Community Services Section where he specialized in Crime and Drug Prevention Programs and attended D.A.R.E. Officer training.
In June of 1999 Swanton transferred back to Patrol and was promoted to Sergeant. In 2003 Sgt. Swanton took over as the Supervisor of the Family Violence Unit until his transfer in 2011 to become the Spokesman for Waco P.D.
Swanton holds a Master Police Officer Certificate and an Instructor’s Certificate with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education. He also has served on the Board of the Waco Police Association, as Vice President of Training with the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators, the Board of Directors for the Family Abuse Shelter, and the Family Abuse Shelter’s Service Committee.
In 2010 Sergeant Swanton was recognized by Waco P.D. as Supervisor of the Year. He has been involved in the aftermath as a SWAT team member in the Branch Davidian Incident at Mt. Carmel, the Veterans Building Take over in Waco and most recently as the Spokesman for the initial response to the Explosion at West, Texas.
Sgt Swanton is an instructor with the National Institute of Crime Prevention whose mission is to provide law enforcement, victim advocates, judges, prosecutors, military personnel, and public health workers quality training regarding domestic violence and sexual assault issues. He has also been a guest speaker at the Texas Association of Municipal Officers and National Information Officers conferences.