Sheriff Chris Swanson is the sheriff of Genesee County (Michigan). He is a career police officer with experience spanning more than two decades. He has served in a variety of positions, including corrections, patrol, narcotics, criminal investigation, death investigation, human trafficking investigation, and command operations. Some of his most notable assignments have been part of the executive protection for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and Vice Presidents Gore, Cheney, and Biden.
As Sheriff, Christopher oversees the 5th largest Sheriff’s Office and 9th largest law enforcement agency in Michigan. Sheriff Swanson augments his police experience as a licensed paramedic and certified Medical Examiner Investigator. This training has led him to witness to some of the most heinous crimes and acts of violence one can imagine, including homicides, suicides, felonies, fatalities and drug overdoses. He shares these experiences to audiences across the country to make a positive impact on their lives using lessons from the living and the dead.
Sheriff Swanson attendee Mott Community College and holds both a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, along with numerous national and state certifications.