Protect And Serve With A Smile – The Banning Sweatland Interview
Today’s guest, Banning Sweatland, is a Marine Corps veteran and seasoned law enforcement officer with over twenty years of service, currently working as the Patrol Supervisor for the Sheriff’s Office in Jack County, Texas. He knew from a young age that he wanted to be in law enforcement.
Born in Waco, TX, in 1979, he was adopted at birth by a military family and lived all over the country. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and went to Paris Island three days after his high school graduation. Banning entered the Marine Corps to be attached to Security Forces or Marine Corps Security Force Company. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, Banning moved back to Texas to start his law enforcement journey, where he graduated as the “Top Gun” of his class at the Police Academy. Banning was hired by the Haltom City Police Department in September of 2002.
During his career in Haltom City, Banning served as a canine officer with his partner canine, Mary Jane, until 2010. While in Canine/patrol, Banning and Mary Jane were utilized all over the DFW Metro area for narcotic sniffs, article recovery, and human tracking. He retired from Haltom City in September of 2018. During his time in Haltom City, Banning founded a nonprofit geared to training rural law enforcement agencies with little to no budgets.
Banning, his wife, Jaimie, and their three children currently reside in Jacksboro, Texas. In his spare time, he uploads videos and pictures to LinkedIn demonstrating the lighter side of law enforcement, showing the world that law enforcement people truly want to make the world a safer place to live.