James Sweeney

James Sweeney

Rank: 
Patrolman (First Class)
With the SBPD since: 
1995

Was there an influential person or incident that made you choose your career?
Gregory Labis, retired SJCP Division Chief.

When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be?
I still have my book report from 4th grade on Police Officers.

What have you achieved in your position (awards, rank)?
I've spent my entire career in Patrol including 13 years on Midnight's. Currently I'm an FTO and a member of our Hostage Negotiator Team.

If you could be remembered for one thing within your career, what would that be?
I would like to be remembered for my loyalty and sense of humor.

Is there something in your life that you are very proud of?
I am most proud of my wife and children.

What do you like to do when you're not working?
I enjoy reading non-fiction and spending time in the gym.

What is your favorite type of music, artist, movie, sport, actor or actress?
My favorite types of music are Classic Rock and 90's Country. I also enjoy listening  to financial podcasts.

Are you from South Bend?  If not where are you from?
I was born in Tacoma, WA and raised in South Bend.

Do you have a favorite quote?  
"Never take money advice from broke people"

What inspires you?
Watching my son who has Autism grow and learn more every day.