Alvin D. Schwapp, Jr.
Alvin D. Schwapp, Jr., is a first generation American, born of Jamaican and Guatemalan descent. He is a native New Yorker and grew up in Hartford and Bloomfield, CT.
In 1992, Mr. Schwapp became a police officer with the Avon Police Department. Mr. Schwapp joined the Bloomfield Police Department (BPD) in 1994 as a patrol officer, and was subsequently promoted to sergeant and later lieutenant. He commanded all three divisions (Patrol, Support Services, and Professional Standards) before retiring in 2011.
After retiring from the BPD, Mr. Schwapp spent 6 of the following 9 years on Contingency Operation for Active Duty Operational Support (CO-ADOS) orders. Mr. Schwapp exited Active Duty in September 2020 after a 3 year tour where he served as a Team Chief for the U.S. Army’s Forces Command, FT Bragg, NC, and the Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency, FT Belvoir, VA. Mr. Schwapp is a combat veteran having served in Baqubah, Iraq in 2004-2005.
Mr. Schwapp was hired by the State of Connecticut in October 2020, as the Director of the state’s fusion center known as the Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC). Mr. Schwapp has extensive leadership experience in the fields of law enforcement, military, education, health care, insurance, and state government. Mr. Schwapp presently serves as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He has served in military leadership capacities at units with responsibilities for DOD civilians and service members numbering 60 to 700k across multiple states, countries, and continents.
Mr. Schwapp holds an Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Hartford State Technical College; a Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology, Central Connecticut State University; a Master of Science in Management, Johns Hopkins University; and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College. Mr. Schwapp is a recipient of numerous military, law enforcement, state, municipal, and community awards/citations for integrity, leadership, and performance excellence.
Mr. Schwapp is married to Elby Gonzalez-Schwapp, and they have three children: Javed, Alexis, and Maya. He a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a Life Member of the U.S. Army Ranger Association, and a founding member of CT’s Chapter of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). Mr. Schwapp is also an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, NY Yankees, Notre Dame Football, and UCONN Women’s Basketball. In his spare time, Mr. Schwapp enjoys family time, weightlifting, yard work, biking, volunteering, and grilling.