After a 36-year career in law enforcement and nine years as Chief of Police for the City of Concord, Chief Guy Swanger officially retired on April 2, 2020. His colleagues and the community bid him farewell as he begins the next chapter of his life, which will include doing more of what he loves – reading, traveling with his wife, Lora, and woodwork.
As he prepared to depart the City, we asked Chief Swanger about his time in Concord.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS CHIEF?
GS: I love our relationship with the community. You can go to a variety of police departments across this country but I’ve never been in an organization whose DNA was around customer service toward this community. In Concord I saw it universally across the city, the relationships with the whole community, including our immigrant and our minority communities, are just so impressive. I think we have set an example of how we really want to deliver this elite level of service, and I think the community reciprocates.
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