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Hillsboro Police Chief Lee Dobrowolski Announces Retirement Plans

Post Date:10/14/2019
Hillsboro Police Chief Lee DobrowolskiCity of Hillsboro Police Chief Lee Dobrowolski announced he will retire from law enforcement later this month following more than five years of serving the Hillsboro community.

Chief Dobrowolski joined the Hillsboro Police Department in February 2014 after previously serving as Deputy Chief of the Salt Lake City Police Department. He plans to move toward the east coast to live closer to family.

“It is with very mixed emotions that I make this decision to retire from the Hillsboro Police Department and law enforcement as a career,” he said. “I was blessed to be given the opportunity to join and lead the HPD family. For that, I will be forever grateful. Having the opportunity to not only live in the City of Hillsboro, but to become part of the fabric of this wonderful community has been a highlight in my life.”

Under Chief Dobrowolski’s leadership, the Hillsboro Police Department expanded its crisis intervention program, introduced a homelessness liaison program, and increased its traffic safety presence.
Deputy Police Chief Jim Coleman
“I would like to express my deep appreciation to Chief Dobrowolski for his service as Hillsboro’s Police Chief,” said City Manager Robby Hammond. “Chief Dobrowolski has represented the City of Hillsboro and the Hillsboro Police Department very well. I want to specifically call out his leadership with the Family Justice Center. He was integral to the creation of what has become such an important resource to victims of domestic violence in our community.”

Beginning on October 25, Deputy Police Chief Jim Coleman will take on the responsibilities as Interim Police Chief, leading the department of 194 employees.

“I have tremendous respect for Chief Coleman and I am confident in his ability to lead the Hillsboro Police Department,” Hammond said, adding that the City will conduct a national search for Hillsboro’s next Police Chief, likely beginning early next year.

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