Colbrook: Start in Pontiac Helped My Law Enforcement Career

By Neil Doyle

A retired State Police captain in the running for the Bloomington Police Chief job is crediting his career to the start he got in Pontiac.

William Colbrook became an officer with the Pontiac Police Department in 1986 at the age of 22. Through that experience, he saw the important role an officer plays in a municipality.

“I learned a lot about policing, whether it was talking to people, dealing with violent subjects, or how to apply the law correctly,” Colbrook said. “I will be eternally grateful for the City of Pontiac.”

Colbrook was with the Pontiac department for over a year. He currently is the Parkland College Police Chief in Champaign.

Colbrook and Dan Donath are the finalists for the position in Bloomington. City Manager Tim Gleason said he’ll choose the new chief early next week.