Commander Raj Vaswani was born in Bombay India, but moved to California at the age of five. He became interested in a law enforcement career at the age of nine after a police officer visited his 5th grade classroom. During his high school years, he volunteered at two different police departments. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Management and graduated from the SFPD Academy in 1994. After serving as Captain of Bayview Station, he became the Commanding Officer of the department’s Citywide Traffic Company. The Traffic Company's primary mission is to reduce injuries and fatalities from traffic collisions, and is divided into Enforcement, Investigations, and Traffic Support. Vaswani became Commander of Investigations in May, 2019.