Lee Dobrowolski

Lee was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He joined the United States Air Force in 1986 and was stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. In 1990, after serving 4 years of active duty, Lee joined the Air Force Reserve and also joined the Salt Lake City Police Department. 

He retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Master Sergeant in 2007. During that same period he also worked in numerous capacities at the Salt Lake City Police Department. Lee was in Patrol, Detectives, Narcotics and Special Projects. He was elected to the Board of the Salt Lake Police Association as Treasurer and President. He then rose through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Deputy Chief. While working at the police department, Lee graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with an MBA. He retired from the Salt Lake City Police Department in 2014 to take the job of Police Chief in Hillsboro, Oregon. 

While working in Hillsboro, Lee concentrated on serving those with mental health concerns, and other traditionally under-served communities. Lee co-founded the Family Justice Center of Washington County to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence. 

Lee retired from law enforcement in 2019 to continue to have a positive and meaningful impact with the Center for Policing Equity.