Sergeant John Sury joined the Swansea Police Department in 1996. He has obtained a B.S. degree in Political Science from SIUE and an A.A.S. in Administration of Justice from Southwestern Illinois College. Sury had also served in the Illinois Army National Guard from 1989-2012 with deployments to Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.
In January of 2020, Sury was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant and is currently assigned to the night shift.