Captain Robert Coleman is a 32-year veteran of law enforcement. He currently serves as Captain in the Investigations Division of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
In 1978, Robert began his law enforcement career in his hometown of Paris, Texas, with the Lamar County Sheriff's Office as a Detention Officer. In 1980, he enlisted in the United States Air Force as a law enforcement specialist. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and served until he was honorably discharged in February 1986. While serving in the United States Air Force, he became a Security Police Investigator and received several awards, medals, and commendations reference his work in narcotics while serving overseas in Europe.
After completing his military service, he was hired by the Buena Vista Police Department where he served as a Patrol Officer and DUI Instructor. In 1988, he began his employment with the Loveland Police Department in Colorado. Robert was initially assigned to the Patrol Division and was a Field Training Officer until he was reassigned to the Detective Bureau in 1991. While in the Detective Bureau, Robert was assigned to a State and Local DEA task force based in Denver, Colorado, and was also assigned to the Larimer County Drug Task Force for three years. In February, 2002, he accepted a position with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. Prior to his current assignment, Captain Coleman served as the Sergeant in Professional Standards, Sergeant in the Crimes Against Persons Unit, and Lieutenant in the Investigations Division for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
Captain Coleman has been a certified polygraph examiner since 1998. He holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Aims Community College, and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University. Robert Coleman is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center of Public Safety's School of Police Staff and Command.