Schwigen winds up to toss his deputy hat in ring
Sheriff's Deputy Kraig Schwigen is to formally announce his candidacy for Rock Island County Sheriff shortly.
The following is a submitted short bio of Scwigen.
Kraig Schwigen is the second of four sons born to Raymond and Regina Schwigen. He grew up in East Moline Illinois where his father was the Assistant Principal of Glenview Jr. High School. Kraig graduated from United Township High School in 1976 and Black Hawk College in 1978 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement.
Kraig began his career with the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department in September of 1985 as a correctional officer in the jail. He served in this capacity until March of 1986 when he was sworn in as a deputy sheriff.
Lieutenant Kraig Schwigen is currently serving as the supervisor of the third shift in the Patrol Division. Kraig has held supervisory assignments in the Patrol Division, Investigation Division and Warrant Division as well as serving as interim Administrator of the Rock Island County Jail. He has commanded the Water Patrol Unit and the Crisis Negotiation Team as well as having served as Professional Standards Officer.
Kraig and his wife Lynn have five children and one grandchild. They are the co-owners of the Rock Island Development Group, Inc.. This corporation is the developer of three residential subdivisions in Rock Island County.
Kraig takes great pride in being a member of the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department and feels that his strong business sense is one of his greatest assets. He looks forward to the opportunity to serve as your sheriff.