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Colby Dolly

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Lieutenant; 2020 NIJ LEADS Law Enforcement Officer
St. Louis County Police Department

St. Louis, MO

Lieutenant Dolly is a twenty-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department and currently responsible for the research, policy, and analysis function of the department.  Before his current assignment, he has held positions in patrol, the training academy, and the Chief’s Office.  Lieutenant Dolly leads a team that produces all crime analysis products and operating policies for the department.  Over the course of several years, his team has produced dozens of policies based on evidence and best practices. His research interests include using institutional theory to explain change in policing practices and hopes to collaborate with other LEADS scholars to study the career outcomes of officers.  Lieutenant Dolly has a master’s degree in Public Administration and is currently in the dissertation phase of a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Missouri St. Louis.  He looks forward to using the LEADS program as a means to improve policing in the St. Louis region

Date Created: July 27, 2020