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Lee Dobrowolski was sworn-in as Chief of Police for the Hillsboro Police Department on February 3, 2014. Since that time, he has strivedHillsboro Police Chief Lee Dobrowolski to understand and become part of the community that is Hillsboro. He has begun to restructure the Hillsboro Police Department and has specifically focused efforts in the areas of Mental Health, Domestic Violence and Community Engagement.

Prior to Hillsboro Police, Chief Dobrowolski served as the Deputy Chief for the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD). He joined the SLCPD in 1991 and served in a number of different assignments including Patrol, Narcotics, Detectives, Labor Relations and Special Projects. After his time as an Officer, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he was asked to start a new Community Intelligence Unit. The unit served liaison to both the City Administration as well as the community. He was then asked to serve as Executive Officer to the Chief of Police. He held the rank of Lieutenant and was appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief in February of 2010. As a Deputy Chief, he was assigned to the Administration Bureau where he managed a police budget in excess of $60 million, a fleet of more than 600 vehicles, Human Resources activities and the Public Relations Unit. Before leaving SLCPD, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau where he supervised over 160 police officers. 

As an officer, Chief Dobrowolski was elected Treasurer of the Salt Lake Police Association, IUPA local 75 AFL-CIO. He served as Treasurer for four years and was then elected President of the SLPA, with a membership of over 300 police officers and sergeants. He served as President for four years. Prior to his career with SLCPD, Chief Dobrowolski served in the United States Air Force. After separating from active duty, he joined the USAF Reserve where he retired as a Master Sergeant in 2007.

Chief Dobrowolski has a Masters degree in Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelors degree in Management from Park University. He has Associate degrees in Criminal Justice and Survival and Rescue. He served as a core instructor in the West Point Leadership Academy sponsored by the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police). He is a member of the Consortium for Police Leadership in Equity addressing issues of organizational diversity and racial profiling in law enforcement.

Lee has been married to his wife Susan for over 25 years and has two adult children.

Contact Chief Dobrowolski:

Hillsboro Police Department
250 S.E. 10th Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Phone: (503) 681-6194
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