Findlay Officer Promoted to Lieutenant

Posted on February 19, 2019

This morning, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Michael Swope was sworn in by Interim Mayor R. Ronald Monday to the position of Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Swope has been assigned to the Special Services Division which oversees the Department’s dispatch center, police records, police training, and the officers in the Property, Crime Prevention, and the Court Officer positions.

Swope began his career with the Findlay Police Department 23 years ago. He was hired as a full-time officer in 1995 and was assigned to the Patrol Division. He has also held positions within the Police Department as a K9 handler, a member of the Crisis Management Team, and a Vice Narcotics Detective in the METRICH Unit. Prior to his appointment at Findlay PD, he started his law enforcement career with the Pemberville Police Department and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.

He previously has served as a Sergeant since December of 2011 and has worked in the Patrol Division and the Special Assignment Unit. He is also currently the Project Manager for the City of Findlay MARCS Radio System, Taser instructor, and Blue Courage instructor.

Swope is a graduate of North Baltimore High School and of Owens Community College. He has an associate degree in law enforcement.

Swope and his wife, Holli, have two children, Madison and Dalton.


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