Officer Swetala graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2017 and has been with the Maplewood Police Department since 2018. Officer Swetala was initially hired as a Community Service Officer, and was later hired as a Police Officer. He currently serves as a Field Training Officer, Drone Operator, Star Chase Operator, and is an Honor Guard member. He is also a part of the recruitment/strategic planning committee, Maplewood organization racial equity team, and a Chaplin liaison. He is currently assigned to Afternoon Patrol.