Lieutenant William Swanhart was hired by the Robbinsville Township Police Department in December of 2006 and graduated the Burlington County Police Academy Class # 87. Prior to his appointment with the Robbinsville Township Police Department he worked for New Jersey Transit Police. Lieutenant Swanhart served as a patrolman/traffic officer until 2012. In October of 2012, Lieutenant Swanhart was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit. In July of 2013, Lieutenant Swanhart was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, where he was assigned supervision of the Criminal Investigation’s Unit. Lieutenant Swanhart was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in July of 2016 and assigned to the Criminal Investigation’s Unit.
In 2022, Lieutenant Swanhart was assigned to the position of Administrative Lieutenant, where his current duties are oversight of the department’s Internal Affairs function, Public Information Officer, Field Training Officer Program, Traffic Unit, and School Resource Officers.
During his career with the Robbinsville Township Police Department Lieutenant William Swanhart was a Drug Recognition Expert, Evidence Custodian, Internal Affairs Officer, Department Training Coordinator, member of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Task Force, and worked with various federal, county, and local law enforcement partners.
In 2010, Lieutenant Swanhart received the State of New Jersey Highway Traffic Safety Top Gun DWI Enforcement award. In 2014 and 2015, Lieutenant Swanhart received training from the United States Secret Service in Hoover, Alabama involving computer forensics. Lieutenant William Swanhart graduated the FBI-LEEDA Law Enforcement Development Course in 2017.
Lieutenant Swanhart grew up in the Mercer County area and graduated from Notre Dame High School 1999. In 2003 Lieutenant Swanhart graduated with a Criminal Justice Degree from Kutztown University.