Colby Dolly

Colby Dolly, Ph.D.

Director of Policing Programs

Policing Division


Colby Dolly is the Director of Policing Programs for the Policing Division at the National Policing Institute. In this capacity, he is responsible for a portfolio of projects related to organizational assessments, policing improvements, policing accountability and reform, technology and innovations, and policing outcomes. Before joining NPI, Colby held management roles for a Fortune 50 company and a large Midwest police department. In these roles, he was responsible for policy formation, data analysis, process improvement, and change management.

Colby holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Missouri St. Louis, where his research focused on organizational change and research methods. In addition, he is a Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner and has a certificate in Lean Six Sigma.

Areas of Focus

  • Organizational change
  • Policy development
  • Process Improvement

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