Captain Michael B. Colbert was born in Washington D.C. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1981 from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin with a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology.
Captain Colbert was appointed to the Department in January 1988. He was promoted to Sergeant in July 1992, to Lieutenant in March 2004 and to Captain in July 2006.
Prior to his full-time hiring in 1988, Captain Colbert served two summers as a Police Cadet, and three summers as a Seasonal Police Officer.
Captain Colbert has served in the United States Army and the Maryland National Guard. While in the military he attended Basic Training, Officer Candidates School, Infantry Officer Basic, and Rotary Wing Aviators School. Colbert was assigned as an Areo-Scout platoon leader and served in West Germany. He was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant. After leaving active duty he served six years in the Maryland National Guard as a Troop Commander and pilot.
Captain Colbert graduated from the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy in 1988 as Class Valedictorian. He has served in many capacities within the agency as both an officer and supervisor. He has been a supervisor in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, and Records Section. Captain Colbert currently serves as the Patrol Division Commander.
Captain Colbert is a certified Maryland Police Training Commission instructor in firearms and defensive tactics. He was a member of the Department’s Quick Response Team for seven years and served as a squad leader. He is a founding instructor with the Citizen’s Police Academy and helped develop the firearms curriculum.
Captain Colbert is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 229th session.
He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the FBI National Academy Associates.
Captain Colbert has received numerous departmental commendations and recognition from the Mayor’s office. He has also earned three Unit Citations for units that he supervised.
He is a devoted family man and enjoys spending his time off with his wife and four children.