We don't just let anyone inside. There's an entrance test. We call it the SAFE test. Everyone's got to take it.

Swanson is a watchman living in Covenant in 2287.


Swanson works directly for the compound and administers the SAFE test at the front gate of Covenant. According to the mayor of Covenant, Jacob Orden, he has little to no idea who he was, where he came from, or how to help him.

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Human Error

Effects of player's actionsEdit

During the quest Human Error, if you decide to rescue Amelia Stockton, Swanson and the rest of Covenant will become hostile towards the player. Following Stockton's liberation, if not killed at Covenant, he may appear in a random encounter and attempt to assassinate the Sole Survivor.



  • Administers the SAFE test at the front gate of Covenant. He tells the Sole Survivor that the SAFE test is a way for the community to keep out synths.
  • If the Sole Survivor sides against Covenant but does not go back and kill him, he can be found roaming the commonwealth as a random encounter and will attack the Sole Survivor.


Swanson appears only in Fallout 4.


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