Colby Dolly

Colby Dolly, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Organizational Assessment & Management

Local Programs Division


Colby Dolly is the Associate Director of Organizational Assessment and Management at the Institute. In this capacity, he is responsible for a portfolio of local agency consultancy services. These engagements provide consulting and other services that drive change in law enforcement organizations using data, research, and science, including organizational assessments, management studies, staffing, and recruiting reviews. Before joining the Institute, 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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