|Mayor of Santa Barbara|
|Family:||Abby (fiancée, deceased)|
|First appearance:||Santa Barbarian Candidate|
|Last appearance:||1967: A Psych Odyssey|
Tom Swagerty is the Head of Santa Barbara City Council in 2013, and the near-automatic successor to Gavin Channing when the mayor dies in a surfing accident. His gray hair and business links to a company looking to develop a site under Council control make him an early suspect when the death proves to be murder, and his name comes up again when his fiancée's passing, and affairs, come in for scrutiny, but in the end Tom is not a murderer, merely a professional politician.
He reappeared in Season Eight, in 1967: A Psych Odyssey as the catalyst for an investigation of a missing persons report forty-seven years old. The diligence with which Carlton Lassiter pursued this long-cold case caused Swagerty to eventually pick him as the new Chief of Police.
He is portrayed by John Kapelos.