Lieutenant Schwarzer is a 20-year veteran of law enforcement that has served primarily in Patrol Operations. He is the Department’s Emergency Response Team Leader (ERT PAGE). He is also an instructor for law enforcement in the areas of SWAT, police driving, sniper operations, and firearms.
Lieutenant Schwarzer is a graduate of the FBI National Academy’s 255th Session, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Liberty University, and an Associate’s Degree in Police Science from New River Community College. He graduated from Cave Spring High School in Roanoke. He is also a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, National Tactical Officer’s Association, Virginia Association of Chief of Police, and Snowville Lodge #159, AF&AM.