Sheriff - Contact Information
307 E Cherokee St
Wagoner Ok 74467
Sheriff Bob Colbert grew up in Cherokee County, attended Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma and Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Sheriff Colbert proudly served in the United States Navy from 1972 – 1975.
He and his wife Janet have two sons Adam and Brent.
Sheriff Colbert’s law enforcement career began as a volunteer, in a manhunt for Gene Leroy Hunt, who was a suspect in the Girl Scout incident in Locust Grove, Oklahoma. Sheriff Colbert was recruited and hired by the Salina Police Department in the same day. Later, he was recruited by the Pryor Police Department and served three years before being recruited again by the Claremore Police Department serving four years and was 3rd in command.
Sheriff Colbert’s career with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol began in 1985 and lasted for twenty four years. During that time he enforced traffic and highway laws, plus had a k9 for drug interdiction. Sheriff Colbert retired in May 2008.
After retiring with Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Sheriff Colbert and his family made a decision to run for the office of Wagoner County Sheriff. His intent was to make a lot of positive changes for the citizens of Wagoner County and the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office.
Since taking office Sheriff Colbert has almost doubled the amount of deputies in the field.
One of his primary goals was to increase the size of the department and aggressively pursue drug dealers and other criminals.
Along with the increase of deputies, Sheriff Colbert has updated the fleet of patrol units. Each unit is now equipped with a computer that is capable of communicating with dispatch and other law enforcement agencies.
Deputies work traffic making rural roads and highways in Wagoner County safer for our families to travel while curtailing criminal activity at the same time.
Sheriff Colbert has an inmate road crew that goes out on a daily basis (weather permitting) working to rid the roads and ditches of trash and debris. They also keep the grass at intersections cut down.
Growing from "Good" to "Great"!